self-gratification

noun
self-grat·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌgra-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce self-gratification (audio) \

Definition of self-gratification

: the act of pleasing oneself or of satisfying one's desires especially : the satisfying of one's own sexual urges

First Known Use of self-gratification

1663, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-gratification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-gratification. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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