Definitions for erectionɪˈrɛk ʃən
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an erect penis
a structure that has been erected
the act of building or putting up
(Physiol.) The state of a body part which, from having been soft, has become hard and swollen by the accumulation of blood in the erectile tissue; -- used especially of the penis; as, to get or have an erection.
Origin: [L. erectio: cf. F. rection.]
The act of building or putting up or together of something; construction.
A penis or clitoris that has become rigid.
Anything erected or built.
The physiological process by which a penis becomes erect by being engorged with blood.
Origin: From erectio, noun of action from perfect passive participle erectus, from verb erigere, from prefix e- + regere, + action suffix -io.
the act of erecting, or raising upright; the act of constructing, as a building or a wall, or of fitting together the parts of, as a machine; the act of founding or establishing, as a commonwealth or an office; also, the act of rousing to excitement or courage
the state of being erected, lifted up, built, established, or founded; exaltation of feelings or purposes
state of being stretched to stiffness; tension
anything erected; a building of any kind
the state of a part which, from having been soft, has become hard and swollen by the accumulation of blood in the erectile tissue
Origin: [L. erectio: cf. F. rection.]
An erection is a physiological phenomenon of the male genitalia of many species, in which the penis becomes firmer, engorged and enlarged. Penile erection is the result of a complex interaction of psychological, neural, vascular and endocrine factors, and is usually, though not exclusively, associated with sexual arousal or sexual attraction. The shape, angle and direction of an erection varies considerably in humans. Physiologically, erection is triggered by the parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system, causing nitric oxide levels to rise in the trabecular arteries and smooth muscle of the penis. The arteries dilate causing the corpora cavernosa of the penis to fill with blood; simultaneously the ischiocavernosus and bulbospongiosus muscles compress the veins of the corpora cavernosa restricting the egress and circulation of this blood. Erection subsides when parasympathetic activity reduces to baseline. As an autonomic response, erection may result from a variety of stimuli, including sexual stimulation and sexual arousal, and is therefore not entirely under conscious control. Erection during sleep or upon waking up are known as nocturnal penile tumescence. Absence of nocturnal erection is commonly used to distinguish between physical and psychological causes of erectile dysfunction and impotence.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To extend oneself does not necessarily mean to have an erection.
[From] long-term exposure to the estrogenic properties of hops, [they] eventually have difficulty sustaining erection.
The government cannot support the erection of a statue for a politician who ... collaborated with Hungary's oppressors, regardless of what other merits he had.
Rather than address that, many will start arguments to avoid sex, they became anxious and depressed, which only exacerbates the inability to achieve or sustain an erection.
There's only one good test of pornography. Get twelve normal men to read the book, and then ask them, Did you get an erection? If the answer is Yes from a majority of the twelve, then the book is pornographic.
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- построяване, ерекция, постройкаBulgarian
- ereccióCatalan, Valencian
- ztopoření, erekceCzech
- rejsning, erektionDanish
- Errichtung, ErektionGerman
- οικοδομή, οικοδόμημα, οικοδόμηση, στύση, ανέγερση, κτίσμαGreek
- نعوظ, شق کردنPersian
- rakennus, erektio, seisonta, rakennelma, seisokki, rakentaminen, pystytys, jäykistyminenFinnish
- togailScottish Gaelic
- ngaceng, ereksiIndonesian
- エレクション, 勃起Japanese
- 발기, 勃起Korean
- ure toraMāori
- ерекција, дигање, подигањеMacedonian
- ठाडो भएको, ठाडो हुनु, ठाडोNepali
- reisning, ereksjon, ståNorwegian
- wzwód, erekcja, wzniesieniePolish
- строительство, стояк, сооружение, эрекция, возведение, строениеRussian
- ерѐкција, erèkcijaSerbo-Croatian
- stoporenie, erekciaSlovak
- stånd, erektionSwedish
- sertleşme, ereksiyonTurkish
- cương cứngVietnamese
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