• Masturbate


    From Latin masturbārī; further derivation uncertain; one suggestion is from manus ("hand") + turbare ("to throw into disorder"), whence the words disturb and trouble.

    Full definition of masturbate


    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).
    2. I find this difficult to masturbate to.
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