masturbatory definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: ; 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