mas·​tur·​ba·​to·​ry | \ ˈma-stər-bə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce masturbatory (audio) \

Definition of masturbatory

1 : of, relating to, or involving masturbation masturbatory fantasies
2 : excessively self-absorbed or self-indulgent write tedious, masturbatory books … about themselves for people to read … with envy— D. R. Katz

Examples of masturbatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, charity golf tournaments tend to be a woefully inefficient and exceptionally masturbatory way of trying to raise funds. Gary Gramling,, "Week 7: Feeling Kinda O.K. About Brett Hundley, That Time the Falcons Fooled Tom Brady, and Someone Please Sign Dwight Freeney," 21 Oct. 2017 Alfredo Castro plays a 50-year-old in Caracas who pays young men for their company (and masturbatory inspiration). Anita Gates, New York Times, "Summer Movie Release Schedule 2016," 29 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of masturbatory

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mas·​tur·​ba·​to·​ry | \ ˈmas-tər-bə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce masturbatory (audio) \

Medical Definition of masturbatory

: of, relating to, or associated with masturbation masturbatory fantasies

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