英 ['mæsɑːʒ; mə'sɑːʒ; -dʒ]
massage “摩、擦、挤” →按摩
- massage (v.)
- 1874, from massage (n.). Related: Massaged; massaging.
- massage (n.)
- 1874, from French massage "friction of kneading," from masser "to massage," possibly from Arabic massa "to touch, feel, handle;" if so, probably picked up in Egypt during the Napoleonic campaign there. Other possibility is that French got it in colonial India from Portuguese amassar "knead," a verb from Latin massa "mass, dough" (see mass (n.1)). Massage parlor first attested 1894, from the start a euphemism for "house of prostitution."
- 1. Massage is used to relax muscles, relieve stress and improve the circulation.
- 2. Their governments have no reason to "massage" the statistics.
- 3. Alex asked me if I wanted a massage.
- 4. Massage is a wonderful antidote to stress.
- 5. She was given artificial respiration and cardiac massage.
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