HyperDic: massage

English > 3 senses of the word massage:
NOUNactmassagekneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
VERBcontactmassage, rub down, kneadmanually manipulate (someone's body) , usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
bodymassagegive a massage to
massage > pronunciation
Soundsmahsaa'zh
Rhymesarbitrage ... sabotage: 13 rhymes with aazh...
English > massage: 3 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningkneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation.
NarrowerSwedish massagemassage combined with a system of active and passive exercises for the muscles and joints
cardiac massage, heart massageAn emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall / wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest
effleurageA rhythmic stroking
petrissagemassage of the skin which is gently lifted and squeezed
reflexologyMassage to relieve tension by finger pressure
rubdownThe act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes
tapotementmassage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand
Broadertreatment, interventioncare provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
Spanishmasaje
Catalanmassatge
Verbsmassagegive a massage to
massagemanually manipulate (someone's body) , usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
English > massage: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmanually manipulate (someone's body) , usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsrub down, knead
EntailsrubMove over something with pressure
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Spanishmasajear
Nounsmassagekneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
massagersomeone who rubs or kneads parts of the body to stimulate circulation and promote relaxation
English > massage: 3 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningGive a massage to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelDid he massage his foot?
Example"She massaged his sore back"
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishmasajear
Nounsmassagekneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
massagersomeone who rubs or kneads parts of the body to stimulate circulation and promote relaxation

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