Excitation of one's own or another's genital organs, usually to orgasm, by manual contact or means other than sexual intercourse.(noun)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "masturbation" in a sentence
"On the eve of the moratorium, TNT had to apologize when, on its NBA pregame show, actor Tracy Morgan used Palin's name in the same sentence with the word "masturbation.""
"But I do think this exercise in mental masturbation is selling the genuine time and effort necessary to writing a novel, way too short."
"O'Donnell made headlines today not just for her win but for an unearthed segment from "Politically Incorrect" in 1998 where she outlines her conservative Christian beliefs including her opinion that masturbation is adultery."