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masturbation

[ mas-ter-bey-shuhn ]
/ ˌmæs tərˈbeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the stimulation or manipulation of one's own genitals, especially to orgasm; sexual self-gratification.
the stimulation, by manual or other means exclusive of sexual intercourse, of another's genitals, especially to orgasm.
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Origin of masturbation

First recorded in 1760–70; masturbate + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM masturbation

mas·tur·ba·tion·al, adjectivemas·tur·ba·to·ry [mas-ter-buh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈmæs tər bəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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