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Meaning of self-gratification

self-grat•i•fi•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (self'grat"u-fi-kā'shun, self"-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of pleasing or satisfying oneself, esp. the gratifying of one's own impulses, needs, or desires.
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