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masturbateverb

uk   /ˈmæs.tə.beɪt/  us   /-tɚ-/
[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   /-tɚ-/
masturbatory
adjective uk   /ˌmæs.təˈbeɪ.tər.i/  us   /-t̬ɚˈbeɪ.tɔːr.i/
masturbatory fantasies
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