masturbate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin masturbārī; further derivation uncertain; one suggestion is from manus (hand) + turbare (to throw into disorder), whence the words disturb and trouble.

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masturbate (third-person singular simple present masturbates, present participle masturbating, simple past and past participle masturbated)

  1. (intransitive) To stimulate oneself sexually, especially by use of one’s hand, sometimes with a partner.
    • 2006, Catherine Purcell, Bruce A. Arrigo, The Psychology of Lust Murder (page 28)
      The primary function of a souvenir fetish is so that the offender can relive the actual event within the context of the fantasy, usually while masturbating to maintain sexual arousal and achieve orgasm (Canter et al., 2004).
    I find this difficult to masturbate to.
  2. (transitive, colloquial) To stimulate someone else sexually without penetration of the penis.

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masturbate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of masturbi

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

masturbate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of masturbare
  2. second-person plural imperative of masturbare
  3. feminine plural of masturbato

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masturbate f pl, n pl

  1. feminine plural nominative form of masturbat masturbated
  2. feminine plural accusative form of masturbat masturbated
  3. neuter plural nominative form of masturbat masturbated
  4. neuter plural accusative form of masturbat masturbated