Definition of masturbate in English:

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masturbate

Pronunciation: /ˈmastərˌbāt/

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.

Derivatives

masturbator

noun

masturbatory

Pronunciation: /ˈmastərbəˌtôrē/
adjective

Origin

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

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Syllabification: mas·tur·bate

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