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autoeroticism

[aw-toh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m] /ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation.
Also, autoerotism
[aw-toh-er-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌɔ toʊˈɛr əˌtɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; auto-1 + eroticism
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British Dictionary definitions for autoerotism

autoeroticism

/ˌɔːtəʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
(psychol) the arousal and use of one's own body as a sexual object, as through masturbation
Derived Forms
autoerotic, adjective
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autoerotism in Medicine

autoerotism au·to·er·o·tism (ô'tō-ěr'ə-tĭz'əm) or au·to·e·rot·i·cism (-ĭ-rŏt'ĭ-sĭz'əm)
n.

  1. Self-satisfaction of sexual desire, as by masturbation.

  2. The arousal of sexual feeling without an external stimulus.


au'to·e·rot'ic (-ĭ-rŏt'ĭk) adj.
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