[ mas-ter-beyt ]
/ ˈmæs tərˌbeɪt /
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.
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
Origin of masturbate
1855–60; < Latin masturbātus, past participle of masturbārī to engage in masturbation
OTHER WORDS FROM masturbatemas·tur·ba·tor, noun
Words nearby masturbate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for masturbator
Caleb can save lives every day, but he will never be a decent human being as long as he follows the Way of the Masturbator.
He had spells of moroseness and irritability, however, and had also been a masturbator.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for masturbator
/ (ˈmæstəˌbeɪt) /
to stimulate the genital organs of (oneself or another) to achieve sexual pleasure
Derived forms of masturbatemasturbation, nounmasturbator, noun
Word Origin for masturbate
C19: from Latin masturbārī, of unknown origin; formerly thought to be derived from manus hand + stuprāre to defile
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for masturbator
[ măs′tər-bāt′ ]
To perform an act of masturbation.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.