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English noun: stimulation

1. stimulation (act) the act of arousing an organism to action

Broader (hypernym)arousal, rousing

Narrower (hyponym)galvanisation, galvanization

2. stimulation (cognition) any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

Synonymsinput, stimulant, stimulus

Broader (hypernym)information

Narrower (hyponym)conditioned stimulus, cue, discriminative stimulus, elicitation, evocation, induction, kick, negative stimulation, negative stimulus, positive stimulus, reinforcement, reinforcer, reinforcing stimulus, turn-on, turnoff

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

Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process

Narrower (hyponym)activation, galvanisation, galvanization

Domain categoryphysiology

4. stimulation (act) mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse

Synonymsarousal, foreplay

Broader (hypernym)sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice

Narrower (hyponym)caressing, cuddling, feel, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling

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