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stimulation

 
Noun stimulation has 4 senses
  1. stimulation - the act of arousing an organism to action
    --1 is a kind of
    arousal, rousing
    --1 has particulars: galvanization, galvanisation
    Derived form: verb stimulate2
  2. stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
    --2 is a kind of information
    --2 has particulars:
     evocation, induction, elicitation; kick; turn-on; turnoff, negative stimulation; conditioned stimulus; reinforcing stimulus, reinforcer, reinforcement; discriminative stimulus, cue; positive stimulus; negative stimulus
    Derived form: verb stimulate2
  3. stimulation - (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)
    --3 is a kind of
    natural process, natural action, action, activity
    --3 has particulars: activation; galvanization, galvanisation
  4. foreplay, arousal, stimulation - mutual sexual stimulation prior to sexual intercourse
    --4 is a kind of sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity
    --4 has particulars:
     caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling; feel
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