[aw-toh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m]


the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation.

Also au·to·er·o·tism [aw-toh-er-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌɔ toʊˈɛr əˌtɪz əm/.

Origin of autoeroticism

First recorded in 1895–1900; auto-1 + eroticism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for autoerotism


autoerotism (ˌɔːtəʊˈɛrəˌtɪzəm)


psychol the arousal and use of one's own body as a sexual object, as through masturbation
Derived Formsautoerotic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for autoerotism




Self-satisfaction of sexual desire, as by masturbation.
The arousal of sexual feeling without an external stimulus.
Related formsau′to•e•rotic (-ĭ-rŏtĭk) adj.
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