masturbating

masturbate

[mas-ter-beyt]
verb (used without object), masturbated, masturbating.
1.
to engage in masturbation.
verb (used with object), masturbated, masturbating.
2.
to practice masturbation upon.

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

masturbator, noun
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masturbate (ˈmæstəˌbeɪt)
 
vb
to stimulate the genital organs of (oneself or another) to achieve sexual pleasure
 
[C19: from Latin masturbārī, of unknown origin; formerly thought to be derived from manus hand + stuprāre to defile]
 
mastur'bation
 
n
 
'masturbator
 
n

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masturbate
1857, from L. masturbat-, pp. stem of masturbari (see masturbation). Related: Masturbated; masturbating; masturbator; masturbatory.
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masturbate mas·tur·bate (mās'tər-bāt')
v. mas·tur·bat·ed, mas·tur·bat·ing, mas·tur·bates
To perform an act of masturbation.

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