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STIMULATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stimulation mean? 

STIMULATION (noun)
  The noun STIMULATION has 4 senses:

1. the act of arousing an organism to action
2. any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
3. (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)
4. mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse

  Familiarity information: STIMULATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STIMULATION (noun)


Sense 1stimulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of arousing an organism to action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("stimulation" is a kind of...):

arousal; rousing (the act of arousing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stimulation"):

galvanisation; galvanization (stimulation that arouses a person to lively action)


Sense 2stimulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

stimulant; stimulus; input; stimulation

Hypernyms ("stimulation" is a kind of...):

information (knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stimulation"):

negative stimulus (a stimulus with undesirable consequences)

positive stimulus (a stimulus with desirable consequences)

cue; discriminative stimulus (a stimulus that provides information about what to do)

reinforcement; reinforcer; reinforcing stimulus ((psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it)

conditioned stimulus (the stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response)

negative stimulation; turnoff (something causing antagonism or loss of interest)

turn-on (something causing excitement or stimulating interest)

kick (the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs))

elicitation; evocation; induction (stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors)


Sense 3stimulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("stimulation" is a kind of...):

action; activity; natural action; natural process (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings))

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stimulation"):

activation (stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical)

galvanisation; galvanization (stimulation with a galvanic current)


Sense 4stimulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

foreplay; arousal; stimulation

Hypernyms ("stimulation" is a kind of...):

sex; sex activity; sexual activity; sexual practice (activities associated with sexual intercourse)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stimulation"):

caressing; cuddling; fondling; hugging; kissing; necking; petting; smooching; snuggling (affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs))

feel (manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure)


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