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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation;


VERB (2)

1. manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes;
- Example: "She rubbed down her child with a sponge"
[syn: massage, rub down, knead]

2. give a massage to;
- Example: "She massaged his sore back"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Massage \Mas"sage\, n. [F.] A rubbing or kneading of the body, especially when performed as a hygienic or remedial measure. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Massage \Mas"sage\, v. t. (Med.) To treat by means of massage; to rub or knead; as, to massage a patient with ointment. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

massage n 1: kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation v 1: manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes; "She rubbed down her child with a sponge" [syn: massage, rub down, knead] 2: give a massage to; "She massaged his sore back"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "massage": bandage, bathe, care for, caress, cure, cushion, diagnose, doctor, ease, facial, facial massage, feel up, fiddle, finagle, fluff, flux, fondle, frictionize, gentle, give care to, handle, heal, knead, kneading, laxate, limber, limber up, loosen, manipulate, manipulation, mash, massaging, massotherapy, mellow, milden, minister to, mollify, nose, nurse, nuzzle, operate on, palpate, pet, physic, plaster, plump, poultice, pulp, purge, relax, remedy, rub, rub against, rub down, rub noses, rubdown, shake up, smash, soften, soften up, splint, squash, strap, stroke, stroking, subdue, supple, tenderize, tone down, treat, tune down, vibrator, whirlpool bath
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

massage vt. [common] Vague term used to describe ?smooth? transformations of a data set into a different form, esp. transformations that do not lose information. Connotes less pain than munch or crunch. ?He wrote a program that massages X bitmap files into GIF format.? Compare slurp.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

massage Vague term used to describe "smooth" transformations of a data set into a different form, especially transformations that do not lose information. Connotes less pain than munch or crunch. "He wrote a program that massages X bitmap files into GIF format." Compare slurp. [Jargon File]