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Definition 1: the act of arousing an organism to action - [noun denoting act]

(stimulation is a kind of ...) the act of arousing

"the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"

(... is a kind of stimulation ) stimulation that arouses a person to lively action

"the unexpected news produced a kind of galvanization of the whole team"

Definition 2: mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse - [noun denoting act]

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(stimulation is a kind of ...) activities associated with sexual intercourse

"they had sex in the back seat"

(... is a kind of stimulation ) affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

(... is a kind of stimulation ) manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure

"the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"

Definition 3: any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action - [noun denoting cognition]

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(stimulation is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(... is a kind of stimulation ) a stimulus with desirable consequences

(... is a kind of stimulation ) a stimulus that provides information about what to do

(... is a kind of stimulation ) (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it

(... is a kind of stimulation ) the stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response

(... is a kind of stimulation ) something causing antagonism or loss of interest

(... is a kind of stimulation ) something causing excitement or stimulating interest

(... is a kind of stimulation ) the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)

"a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"

(... is a kind of stimulation ) stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors

"the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"

(... is a kind of stimulation ) a stimulus with undesirable consequences

Definition 4: (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.) - [noun denoting process]

(stimulation is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is a kind of stimulation ) stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical

(... is a kind of stimulation ) stimulation with a galvanic current

(stimulation belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

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