masturbate

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See also: mastúrbate

English[edit]

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From Latin masturbārī. Further derivation uncertain; see masturbor for more.

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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.
  3. (informal, derogatory) To stimulate or please oneself by means of anything, not necessarily sexual, that does not get them anywhere; something that wastes their time; something that does not help others or achieve any important goal.

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Adverb[edit]

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

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

masturbāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of masturbātus

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Adjective[edit]

masturbate f pl, n pl

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