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masturbate Syllabification: mas·tur·bate
Pronunciation: /ˈmastərˌbāt/

Definition of masturbate in English:

verb

[no object]
1Stimulate one’s own genitals for sexual pleasure.
1.1 [with object] Stimulate the genitals of (someone) to give them sexual pleasure.

Origin

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

Derivatives

masturbation

1
Pronunciation: /ˌmastərˈbāSHən/
noun

masturbator

2
noun

masturbatory

3
Pronunciation: /ˈmastərbəˌtôrē/
adjective

Words that rhyme with masturbate

stylobate • exacerbate

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