Meaning of “masturbate” in the English Dictionary

"masturbate" in British English

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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)

"masturbate" in American English

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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)