masturbation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French masturbation, from Latin verb masturbor, conjectured to have originated from a contraction of manus (hand) and turbō (disturb, throw into confusion).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmæstəˈbeɪʃ(ə)n/, /ˌmɑːstəˈbeɪʃ(ə)n/
  • (US) enPR: măs'tərbāʹshən, IPA(key): /ˌmæstɚˈbeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

masturbation (usually uncountable, plural masturbations)

  1. Manual erotic stimulation of the genitals or other erotic regions, often to orgasm, either by oneself or a partner.
    I recommend avoiding any masturbation before the match.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Diogenes in sight of all, exercising his Masturbation, bred a longing desire in the bystanders, that in such sort they might fill their bellies by rubbing or clawing the same.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

masturber +‎ -ation

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masturbation f (plural masturbations)

  1. masturbation

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Noun[edit]

masturbation f (plural not attested)

  1. masturbation
    • 1506, François de La Mothe Le Vaye, Quatre Dialogues Faits A L'Imitation Des Anciens, page 114:
      La premiere façon est parmy nous abominable, la nature reclamant en apparence contre cette deception de nerfs, appellée masturbation.