- to engage in masturbation.
- to practice masturbation upon.
Origin of masturbate
1855–60; < Latin masturbātus, past participle of masturbārī to engage in masturbation
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- to stimulate the genital organs of (oneself or another) to achieve sexual pleasure
Word Origin for masturbate
C19: from Latin masturbārī, of unknown origin; formerly thought to be derived from manus hand + stuprāre to defile
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Word Origin and History for masturbate
1839, back-formation from masturbation, or else from Latin masturbatus, past participle of masturbari. Related: Masturbated; masturbating.
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- To perform an act of masturbation.
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