Definition of onanism in English:

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onanism

Pronunciation: /ˈōnəˌnizəm/

noun

formal
1Masturbation.
2Coitus interruptus.

Derivatives

onanist

Pronunciation: /ˈōnənəst/
noun

onanistic

Pronunciation: /ˌōnəˈnistik/
adjective

Origin

Early 18th century: from French onanisme or modern Latin onanismus, from the biblical story of Onan (Gen. 38:8).

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