masturbation

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noun mas·tur·ba·tion \ˌmas-tər-ˈbā-shən\

Definition of masturbation

  1. :  erotic stimulation especially of one's own genital (see genital 2) organs commonly resulting in orgasm and achieved by manual (see 1manual 1) or other bodily contact exclusive of sexual intercourse, by instrumental manipulation (see manipulate 1), occasionally by sexual fantasies, or by various combinations of these agencies

1603

First Known Use of masturbation

1603


Medical Dictionary

masturbation

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noun mas·tur·ba·tion \ˌmas-tər-ˈbā-shən\

Medical Definition of masturbation

  1. :  erotic stimulation especially of one's own genital organs commonly resulting in orgasm and achieved by manual or other bodily contact exclusive of sexual intercourse, by instrumental manipulation, occasionally by sexual fantasies, or by various combinations of these agencies



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