HyperDic: stimulation

English > 4 senses of the word stimulation:
NOUNactstimulationthe act of arousing an organism to action
cognitionstimulation, stimulus, stimulant, inputany stimulating information or event
processstimulation(physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)
actstimulation, foreplay, arousalmutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
stimulation > pronunciation
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English > stimulation: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of arousing an organism to action.
Narrowergalvanization, galvanisationstimulation that arouses a person to lively action
Broaderarousal, rousingThe act of arousing
Spanishestimulación
Verbsstimulatecause to do
English > stimulation: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAny stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action.
Synonymsstimulus, stimulant, input
Narrowerconditioned stimulusThe stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response
discriminative stimulus, cueA stimulus that provides information about what to do
evocation, induction, elicitationstimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors
kickThe sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)
negative stimulusA stimulus with undesirable consequences
positive stimulusA stimulus with desirable consequences
reinforcing stimulus, reinforcer, reinforcement(psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens / weakens the behavior that produced it
turn-onSomething causing excitement or stimulating interest
turnoff, negative stimulationSomething causing antagonism or loss of interest
Broaderinformationknowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
Spanishestimulante, estímulo, input, sugestión
Catalanestimulant, estímul, input, suggestió
Verbsstimulatecause to do
English > stimulation: 4 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.).
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Narroweractivationstimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
galvanization, galvanisationstimulation with a galvanic current
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
English > stimulation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningmutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse.
Synonymsforeplay, arousal
Narrowercaressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snugglingaffectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
feelmanual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure
Broadersexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activityActivities associated with sexual intercourse
Spanishestimulación, exitación, foreplay, juego sexual, preámbulo sexual
Catalanestimulació, exitació, foreplay

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