[self-grat-uh-fi-key-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/
the act of pleasing or satisfying oneself, especially the gratifying of one’s own impulses, needs, or desires.


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