Definition of masturbate in English:

masturbate

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1 Stimulate one's genitals with one's hand for sexual pleasure:

    ‘we do not like to admit that we masturbate’
    abuse oneself, practise self-abuse
    play with oneself, touch oneself
    practise onanism
    wank, jerk off, jack off, toss off, bring oneself off, beat one's meat, beat the meat, beat off, frig, whack off
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    1. 1.1[with object] Stimulate the genitals of (someone) to give them sexual pleasure:
      ‘they masturbated each other in the long grass below the tennis courts’
      abuse oneself, practise self-abuse
      play with oneself, touch oneself
      practise onanism
      wank, jerk off, jack off, toss off, bring oneself off, beat one's meat, beat the meat, beat off, frig, whack off
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin masturbat- masturbated, from the verb masturbari, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

masturbate

/ˈmastəbeɪt/