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Definition of onanism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    onanism

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈəʊnənɪzəm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊnənɪzəm//
     
    [uncountable] (formal)
     
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  1. 1= masturbation
  2. 2= coitus interruptus
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent.: from French onanisme or modern Latin onanismus, from the biblical name Onan (Genesis 38:9), who practised coitus interruptus.