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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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