Definition of masturbate in English:

masturbate

verb

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

    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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

masturbate

/ˈmastərˌbāt/