Definition of masturbate in English:

masturbate

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1Stimulate one's own genitals for sexual pleasure.

    abuse oneself, practise self-abuse
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    1. 1.1with object Stimulate the genitals of (someone) to give them sexual pleasure.
      abuse oneself, practise self-abuse
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

masturbate

/ˈmæstərˌbeɪt//ˈmastərˌbāt/