Definitions for: Stimulation


[n] mutual sexual stimulation prior to sexual intercourse
[n] the act of arousing an organism to action
[n] any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
[n] (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)



Webster (1913) Definition: Stim`u*la"tion, n. [L. stimulatio: cf. F.
stimulation.]
1. The act of stimulating, or the state of being stimulated.

2. (Physiol.) 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.

Synonyms: arousal, foreplay, input, stimulant, stimulus

See Also: action, activation, activity, caressing, conditioned stimulus, cuddling, cue, discriminative stimulus, elicitation, evocation, feel, fondling, galvanisation, galvanisation, galvanization, galvanization, hugging, induction, information, kick, kissing, natural action, natural process, necking, negative stimulation, negative stimulus, petting, positive stimulus, reinforcement, reinforcer, reinforcing stimulus, rousing, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, smooching, snuggling, turnoff, turn-on

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