Massage meaning

mə-säzh, -säj
To give a massage to.
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To alter or manipulate (data, ideas, etc.) so as to obtain a desired result.

The PR department massaged the actor's bio.

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To give a massage to.
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The therapeutic manipulation of body tissues by a trained practitioner, as by systematic stroking, kneading, or application of pressure, to effect a beneficial physiological response such as pain reduction or improved circulation.
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An act or instance of the therapeutic manipulation of body tissues.
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To process data.
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The action of rubbing, kneading or hitting someone's body, to help the person relax, prepare for muscular action (as in contact sports) or to relieve aches.

Having a massage can have many beneficial effects.

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To rub and knead (someone's body or a part of a body), to perform a massage on (somebody).
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To manipulate (data, a document etc.) to make it more presentable or more convenient to work with.
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To falsify (data or accounts).
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The definition of a massage is a therapy where a person rubs the muscles of another person to stimulate circulation and relieve tension.

An example of a massage is a Swedish massage.

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Massage is defined as to rub or knead with the hands, or to manipulate or slightly change the way something will be seen to achieve a different result.

An example of massage is to rub someone’s shoulders when they are anxious.

An example of massage is to change the numbers in an annual report to make a business appear to be doing better than it actually is.

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The rubbing or kneading of parts of the body especially to aid circulation, relax the muscles, or provide sensual stimulation.
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An act or instance of such rubbing or kneading.
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To give a massage to.
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To coddle or cajole.
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To manipulate (data, for example).

Pollsters massaged the numbers to favor their candidate.

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A rubbing, kneading, etc. of part of the body, usually with the hands, as to stimulate circulation and make muscles or joints supple, to relieve tension, etc.
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To treat by means of a massage.
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To treat by means of a massage.
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Origin of massage

  • French from masser to massage from Arabic masaḥa to stroke, anoint mšḥ in Semitic roots or massa to touch mšš in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French massage, from masser (“to massage") + -age.

    From Wiktionary