body modification

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body modification (countable and uncountable, plural body modifications)

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  1. Deliberate physical alteration of the human body for aesthetic purposes, such as tattooing and piercing.
    • 2008, Belinda Bennett, Terry Carney, Isabel Karpin, Brave New World of Health, page 78:
      Voluntary amputeeism or apotemnophilia — where the subject wishes to have a limb or appendage removed — might arguably fall within the category of radical body modification.

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