Etymology
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self-abuse (n.)

c. 1600, "self-deception, abuse of one's own person or powers," from self- + abuse (n.). As a synonym for "masturbation," it is recorded from 1728; an earlier term was self-pollution (1620s).

updated on April 16, 2022

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Definitions of self-abuse from WordNet

self-abuse (n.)
manual stimulation of your own genital organ for sexual pleasure;
Synonyms: self-stimulation
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