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

  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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