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masturbateverb

uk   /ˈmæs.tə.beɪt/ us   /ˈmæs.tɚ.beɪt/
[I] to touch or rub your sexual organs in order to give yourself sexual pleasure
[T] to touch or rub someone's sexual organs in order to give them sexual pleasure
masturbation
noun [U] uk   /ˌmæs.təˈbeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌmæs.tɚˈbeɪ.ʃən/
masturbatory
adjective uk   /ˌmæs.təˈbeɪ.tər.i/ us   /ˈmæs.tɚ.bə.tɔːr.i/
masturbatory fantasies
(Definition of masturbate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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masturbateverb [I/T]

us   /ˈmæs·tərˌbeɪt/
to rub or touch the sex organs of yourself or someone else for pleasure
masturbation
noun [U] us   /ˌmæs·tərˈbeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of masturbate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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