verb (-bated; -bating) Etymology: Latin masturbatus, past participle of masturbari Date: 1839 intransitive verb to practice masturbation transitive verb to practice masturbation on • masturbator noun

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  • masturbate — v. i. [imp. & p. p. {masturbated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {masturbating}.] To achieve sexual gratification by stimulating one s own sexual organs, without the aid of a partner; typically to the point of orgasm. {masturbator}, n. Syn: wank, she bop, jack …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • masturbate — (v.) 1839, back formation from MASTURBATION (Cf. masturbation), or else from L. masturbatus, pp. of masturbari. Related: Masturbated; masturbating …   Etymology dictionary

  • masturbate — ► VERB ▪ stimulate one s genitals with one s hand for sexual pleasure. DERIVATIVES masturbation noun masturbator noun masturbatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin masturbari …   English terms dictionary

  • masturbate — [mas′tər bāt΄] vi., vt. masturbated, masturbating [< L masturbatus, pp. of masturbari, altered (by assoc. with turbare, to DISTURB) < * manstupro < manus, hand (see MANUAL) + stuprum, defilement < IE base * steup , to strike, a stick …   English World dictionary

  • masturbate — 1. (masturbate) (7163↑, 1709↓) All the slang words for masturbation: bashing the candle, Bleeding the weasel, bleedin the weed, buffing the banana, bopping the baloney, burping the worm, choking the chicken, cleaning your rifle, corking the bat,… …   Urban English dictionary

  • masturbate — UK [ˈmæstə(r)beɪt] / US [ˈmæstərˌbeɪt] verb Word forms masturbate : present tense I/you/we/they masturbate he/she/it masturbates present participle masturbating past tense masturbated past participle masturbated a) [intransitive] to rub your… …   English dictionary

  • masturbate — [ mastəbeɪt] verb stimulate one s genitals with one s hand for sexual pleasure. Derivatives masturbation noun masturbator noun masturbatory adjective Origin C19: from L. masturbat , masturbari masturbate , of unknown ultimate origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • masturbate — masturbator, n. /mas teuhr bayt /, v., masturbated, masturbating. v.i. 1. to engage in masturbation. v.t. 2. to practice masturbation upon. [1855 60; < L masturbatus, ptp. of masturbari to engage in masturbation] * * * …   Universalium

  • masturbate — verb To stimulate oneself sexually, especially by use of one’s hand, sometimes with a partner. Syn: beat off, beat the meat, choke the chicken, jack off, jerk off, play with oneself, polish the pole, slap the salami, spank the monkey …   Wiktionary

  • masturbate — To practice masturbation. [L. masturbari, pp. masturbatus] * * * mas·tur·bate mas tər .bāt vb, bat·ed; bat·ing vi to practice masturbation vt to practice masturbation on mas·tur·ba·tor .bāt ər n …   Medical dictionary

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