masturbate

verb
mas·​tur·​bate | \ ˈma-stər-ˌbāt How to pronounce masturbate (audio) \
masturbated; masturbating

Definition of masturbate

transitive verb

: to practice masturbation on

Other Words from masturbate

masturbator \ ˈma-​stər-​ˌbā-​tər How to pronounce masturbator (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of masturbate

1839, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for masturbate

Latin masturbatus, past participle of masturbari

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“Masturbate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/masturbate. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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masturbate

verb
How to pronounce masturbate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of masturbate

: to touch or rub your own sexual organs for sexual pleasure

masturbate

verb
mas·​tur·​bate | \ ˈmas-tər-ˌbāt How to pronounce masturbate (audio) \
masturbated; masturbating

Medical Definition of masturbate

transitive verb

: to practice masturbation on

Other Words from masturbate

masturbator \ -​ˌbāt-​ər How to pronounce masturbator (audio) \ noun

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