Definition of masturbate in English:

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masturbate

Pronunciation: /ˈmastəbeɪt/

verb

[no object]
1Stimulate one’s genitals with one’s hand for sexual pleasure: we do not like to admit that we masturbate
1.1 [with object] Stimulate the genitals of (someone) to give them sexual pleasure: they masturbated each other in the long grass below the tennis courts

Derivatives

masturbator

noun

masturbatory

Pronunciation: /ˌmastəˈbeɪtəri/
adjective

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin masturbat- 'masturbated', from the verb masturbari, of unknown origin.

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