- To masturbate is defined as to touch ones self in a sexual manner.
An example of masturbate is for a person to touch his sexual parts for pleasure.
Origin: from Classical Latin masturbatus, past participle of masturbari, altered (by associated, association with turbare, to disturb) from an unverified form manstupro from manus, hand (see manual) plush stuprum, defilement from Indo-European base an unverified form steup-, to strike, a stick, stump from source steep
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verb mas·tur·bat·ed, mas·tur·bat·ing, mas·tur·bates verb, intransitive
Origin: Latin masturbārī, masturbāt-.
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