Definition of masturbate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    masturbate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈmæstəbeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərbeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they masturbate
    BrE BrE//ˈmæstəbeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərbeɪt//
     
    he / she / it masturbates
    BrE BrE//ˈmæstəbeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərbeɪts//
     
    past simple masturbated
    BrE BrE//ˈmæstəbeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərbeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle masturbated
    BrE BrE//ˈmæstəbeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərbeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form masturbating
    BrE BrE//ˈmæstəbeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæstərbeɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] masturbate (yourself) to give yourself sexual pleasure by rubbing your sexual organs
  2. 2[transitive] masturbate somebody to give somebody sexual pleasure by rubbing their sexual organs
  3. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin masturbat- ‘masturbated’, from the verb masturbari, of unknown origin.
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