onanism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n onanism a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation
    • n onanism manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Onanism Self-pollution; masturbation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n onanism Gratification of the sexual appetite in an unnatural way.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Onanism ō′nan-izm self-pollution
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Onan, Gen. xxxviii. 9): cf. F. onanisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Gen. xxxviii. 9.

Usage

In literature:

Vogel alludes to a girl of three in whom repeated attacks of epilepsy occurred after six months' onanism.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Hence, they have no reason for adopting onanism as an outlet for passions.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
He practised onanism to a limited extent at school and up to the age of about 22.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Onan is probably Ho-Nan, in province of same name.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803" by E.H. Blair
Proceeded on our journey to Batang Onan, the kampong where the Malays used to purchase the cassia from the Battas.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Onan and Malthus as household gods are worse than the gods of Rome.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
Self-pollution, or onanism, is one of the most prolific sources of evil, since it leads both to the degradation of body and mind.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Practice of onanism was denied.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
His seed Onan spilt, his brother's name to withdraw.
"Everyman and Other Old Religious Plays, with an Introduction" by Anonymous
Onan was struck dead in the act of committing a vileness of this sort.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
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In news:

I have an Onan gasoline generator that starts and runs, but does not always supply power to the motorhome.
Minneapolis — Cummins Onan recently celebrated the production of its two millionth RV generator at its Fridley, Minnesota, plant.
To help mark this historic milestone, the company has invited RVers to submit their RVing stories that involve a Cummins Onan generator.
On Saturday, Nov 6, Rob Onan will donate several works of art by Maybelle Stamper to the Captiva Memorial Library.
For Onan and his family, the donation is an opportunity to return Stamper's artwork back to the place where they were created, a place that they cherish.
For Onan and his family, the donation is an opportunity to return Stamper 's artwork back to the place where they were created, a place that they cherish.
C 1500 BC Genesis describes how God kills Onan after he "wasted his seed on the ground" during coitus interruptus.
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In science:

Wil1] Wilson, R. A., The maximal subgroups of the O’Nan group, J.
Finite simple groups and localization
Primitive groups are subdivided by the O’Nan-Scott Theorem into types according to the permutational isomorphism type of their socles.
Second maximal subgroups of the finite alternating and symmetric groups
We now proceed with a brief discussion of the O’Nan-Scott Theorem followed by some introductory material.
Second maximal subgroups of the finite alternating and symmetric groups
The O’Nan-Scott Theorem provides qualitative information: an insight into the structure of the primitive groups.
Second maximal subgroups of the finite alternating and symmetric groups
On the O’Nan-Scott theorem for flnite primitive permutation groups, J.
Second maximal subgroups of the finite alternating and symmetric groups
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