self-stimulation

noun
self-stim·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce self-stimulation (audio) \

Definition of self-stimulation

: stimulation of oneself as a result of one's own activity or behavior electrical self-stimulation of the brain especially : masturbation

Other Words from self-stimulation

self-stimulatory \ ˌself-​ˈstim-​yə-​lə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce self-stimulatory (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of self-stimulation

1860, in the meaning defined above

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self-stimulation

noun
self-stim·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˈself-ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce self-stimulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of self-stimulation

: stimulation of oneself as a result of one's own activity or behavior electrical self-stimulation of the brain in rats especially : masturbation

Other Words from self-stimulation

self-stimulatory \ ˈself-​ˈstim-​yə-​lə-​ˌtōr-​ē, -​ˌtȯr-​ How to pronounce self-stimulatory (audio) \ adjective

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