Definition of onanism in English:

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onanism

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊnənɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass noun] formal

Derivatives

onanist

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊnənɪst/
noun

onanistic

Pronunciation: /əʊnəˈnɪstɪk/
adjective

Origin

Early 18th century: from French onanisme or modern Latin onanismus, from the name Onan (Gen. 38:9), who practised coitus interruptus.

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