verb (used without object), mas·tur·bat·ed, mas·tur·bat·ing.

to engage in masturbation.

verb (used with object), mas·tur·bat·ed, mas·tur·bat·ing.

to practice masturbation upon.

Nearby words

  1. mastoscirrhus,
  2. mastosquamous,
  3. mastotomy,
  4. mastroianni,
  5. mastroianni, marcello,
  6. masturbation,
  7. masturbator,
  8. masturbatory,
  9. masulipatnam,
  10. masur

Origin of masturbate

1855–60; < Latin masturbātus, past participle of masturbārī to engage in masturbation

Related formsmas·tur·ba·tor, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for masturbator



to stimulate the genital organs of (oneself or another) to achieve sexual pleasure
Derived Formsmasturbation, nounmasturbator, noun

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 masturbator
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Medicine definitions for masturbator




To perform an act of masturbation.

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