autoerotism

SYN: autoeroticism. [auto- + G. erotikos, relating to love]

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au·to·er·o·tism .ȯt-ō-'er-ə-.tiz-əm or au·to·erot·i·cism -i-'rät-ə-.siz-əm n
1) sexual gratification obtained solely through stimulation by oneself of one's own body compare ALLOEROTISM
2) sexual feeling arising without known external stimulation
au·to·erot·ic -i-'rät-ik adj
au·to·erot·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • autoerotism — [ôt΄ōē rät′ə siz΄əmôt΄ō er′ə tiz΄əm] n. 〚 AUTO + EROTISM: coined by ELLIS2 (Henry) Havelock〛 1. pleasurable sensations or tensions arising in the erogenous …   Universalium

  • autoerotism — [ôt΄ōē rät′ə siz΄əmôt΄ō er′ə tiz΄əm] n. [ AUTO + EROTISM: coined by ELLIS2 (Henry) Havelock] 1. pleasurable sensations or tensions arising in the erogenous body zones without external stimulation 2. self initiated activity aimed at reducing… …   English World dictionary

  • autoerotism — autoeroticism autoeroticism, autoerotism autoerotism . using you own body as a sexual object. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • autoerotism — noun see autoeroticism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • autoerotism — noun Sexual activity involving oneself including masturbation and autoerotic asphyxiation …   Wiktionary

  • autoerotism — n. sexual arousal or gratification through self stimulation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autoerotism — au·to·erotism …   English syllables

  • autoerotism — /ˌɔtoʊˈɛrətɪzəm/ (say .awtoh eruhtizuhm) noun the arousal and satisfaction of sexual emotion within or by oneself, usually by masturbation. Also, autoeroticism /ˌɔtoʊəˈrɒtəsɪzəm/ (say .awtohuh rotuhsizuhm) …   Australian English dictionary

  • autoerotism —   n. self induced sexual arousal and/or gratification.    ♦ autoerotic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • autoerotism — noun using you own body as a sexual object • Syn: ↑autoeroticism • Derivationally related forms: ↑autoerotic (for: ↑autoeroticism) • Hypernyms: ↑sexual activity, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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