autoerotic

[ aw-toh-i-rot-ik ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈrɒt ɪk /
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adjective

producing sexual excitement or pleasure without association with another person or external stimulation.

Nearby words

  1. autodyne,
  2. autoecholalia,
  3. autoecious,
  4. autoeciously,
  5. autoecism,
  6. autoerotic asphyxia,
  7. autoeroticism,
  8. autoerotism,
  9. autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome,
  10. autoexposure

Origin of autoerotic

First recorded in 1895–1900; auto-1 + erotic

Related formsau·to·e·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for auto-erotic

auto-erotic

adj.

1898, coined by Havelock Ellis from auto- + erotic. Related: Auto-eroticism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper