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Definitions of stimulation

  1. mutual sexual stimulation prior to sexual intercourse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of arousing an organism to action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of stimulating, or the state of being stimulated. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The irritating action of various agents (stimuli) on muscles, nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which activity is evoked; especially, the nervous impulse produced by various agents on nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which the part connected with the nerve is thrown into a state of activity; irritation. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The act of exciting or spurring on, or of producing a temporary increase of vitality in; state of being so excited. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The act of goading or exciting; a sudden increase of vital energy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Act of stimulating or exciting; the effect produced. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Excitation or irritation of an organism or part by external influence, mechanical, chemical, etc.. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for stimulation

  1. Though imperial stimulation of trade is one of its main objects, this institution is not without its larger political value. – The War After the War by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  2. Our servitude at first was not hard, and consisted chiefly in the stimulation of appetite to extraordinary efforts when G. had attempted to please us with some novelty in cooking. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
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