- Of or relating to masturbation.
- Excessively self-indulgent or self-involved: “[The play's] star . . . paces around his cell, smoking and snarling in a masturbatory rant” (Sam Whiting).
Variant of masturbate
Origin: < 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, stump > steep
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