Meaning of masturbate in English:

masturbate

Pronunciation /ˈmastəbeɪt/

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Translate masturbate into Spanish

verb

[no object]
  • 1Stimulate one's genitals with one's hand for sexual pleasure.

    • ‘we do not like to admit that we masturbate’
    abuse oneself, practise self-abuse
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    1. 1.1with object Stimulate the genitals of (someone) to give them sexual pleasure.
      • ‘they masturbated each other in the long grass below the tennis courts’
      abuse oneself, practise self-abuse
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Origin

Mid 19th century from Latin masturbat- ‘masturbated’, from the verb masturbari, of unknown origin.