Definition of automanipulation in English:

automanipulation

noun

  • 1Medicine. Manipulation of a part of one's own body; especially reduction of a hernia or dislocation by oneself.

  • 2Psychology and Medicine specifically = "masturbation".

  • 3Psychology. Repeated fingering of the face, hair, or other part of the body, or of a small object, especially as a signifier of social stress or anxiety in children.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Medical Record. From auto- + manipulation.

Pronunciation

automanipulation

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)məˌnɪpjʊˈleɪʃn/