Definition of masturbation in US English:

masturbation

noun

  • Stimulation of the genitals with the hand for sexual pleasure.

    ‘a desire to engage in masturbation’
    ‘mutual masturbation’
    • ‘We have already addressed the frequent allusion to adult masturbation.’
    • ‘He invented corn flakes in 1898 as part of his diet for decreasing sexual desire and masturbation.’
    • ‘Nobody admitted to masturbation, yet everyone carried on doing it.’
    • ‘I became depressed, and self-medicated with comic books and heavy masturbation.’
    • ‘If you believe the hype of fitness magazines and clubs, walking's appeal and benefits rank somewhere along the lines of masturbation.’
    • ‘I don't buy that anyone in their right mind would prefer masturbation over sexual intercourse with a mutual partner.’
    • ‘Included are three masturbation scenes, which is two too many in any movie.’
    • ‘She holds him to blame for his brother's masturbation, and she wants him out.’
    • ‘Indirect questions about masturbation yield contempt for even raising the subject.’
    • ‘Masturbation entered the broad catalog of 19th-century imperial hypocrisy.’

Pronunciation

masturbation

/ˌmastərˈbāSHən/