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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erection, hard-onnoun

    an erect penis

  2. erectionnoun

    a structure that has been erected

  3. erecting, erectionnoun

    the act of building or putting up

GCIDE

  1. Erectionnoun

    (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.

Wiktionary

  1. erectionnoun

    The act of building or putting up or together of something; construction.

  2. erectionnoun

    A penis or clitoris that has become rigid.

  3. erectionnoun

    Anything erected or built.

  4. erectionnoun

    The physiological process by which a penis becomes erect by being engorged with blood.

  5. Etymology: From erectio, noun of action from perfect passive participle erectus, from verb erigere, from prefix e- + regere, + action suffix -io.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Erectionnoun

    Etymology: from erect.

    We are to consider only the erection of the hills above the ordinary land. Edward Brerewood, on Languages.

    The first thing which moveth them thus to cast up their poison, are certain solemnities usual at the first erection of churches. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 12.

    Pillars were set up above one thousand four hundred and twenty-six years before the flood, counting Seth to be an hundred years old at the erection of them. Walter Raleigh, History.

    It must needs have a peculiar influence upon the erection, countinuance, and dissolution of every society. Robert South, Serm.

    Her peerless height my mind to high erection draws up. Philip Sidney.

Wikipedia

  1. Erection

    An erection (clinically: penile erection or penile tumescence) is a physiological phenomenon in which the penis becomes firm, engorged, and enlarged. Penile erection is the result of a complex interaction of psychological, neural, vascular, and endocrine factors, and is often associated with sexual arousal or sexual attraction, although erections can also be spontaneous. The shape, angle, and direction of an erection varies considerably between humans. Physiologically, an erection is required for a male to effect vaginal penetration or sexual intercourse and is triggered by the parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system, causing the levels of nitric oxide (a vasodilator) to rise in the trabecular arteries and smooth muscle of the penis. The arteries dilate causing the corpora cavernosa of the penis (and to a lesser extent the corpus spongiosum) 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 nervous system response, an erection may result from a variety of stimuli, including sexual stimulation and sexual arousal, and is therefore not entirely under conscious control. Erections during sleep or upon waking up are known as nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT), also known as "morning wood". Absence of nocturnal erection is commonly used to distinguish between physical and psychological causes of erectile dysfunction and impotence. The state of a penis which is partly, but not fully, erect is sometimes known as semi-erection (clinically: partial tumescence); a penis which is not erect is typically referred to as being flaccid, or soft.

ChatGPT

  1. erection

    An erection is a physiological phenomenon primarily observed in males, in which the penis becomes firm and enlarged due to increased blood flow. This generally happens as a result of sexual arousal but can also occur involuntarily during sleep or upon waking up. It is a crucial aspect of male sexual function. The term can also refer to the stiffening or hardening of other parts or structures, often in contexts such as construction or assembling something where an object or structure is being raised or erected.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erectionnoun

    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

  2. Erectionnoun

    the state of being erected, lifted up, built, established, or founded; exaltation of feelings or purposes

  3. Erectionnoun

    state of being stretched to stiffness; tension

  4. Erectionnoun

    anything erected; a building of any kind

  5. Erectionnoun

    the state of a part which, from having been soft, has become hard and swollen by the accumulation of blood in the erectile tissue

  6. Etymology: [L. erectio: cf. F. rection.]

Wikidata

  1. Erection

    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.

Anagrams for erection »

  1. neoteric

  2. renotice

  3. nocerite

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of erection in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of erection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of erection in a Sentence

  1. Rajveer Purohit:

    You can imagine a balloon that gets filled up with water, and then you have this tense sheath that's surrounding the balloon, and that's what gives you the stiffness with an erection. And the fracture is a rupture of the balloon and the sheath surrounding the balloon, the vast majority of cases are one-sided, or unilateral, corporal ruptures. But sometimes Rajveer Purohit do have someone who's had a bilateral, or two-sided, corporal fracture involving the urethra.

  2. Stephen Harrod Buhner:

    [From] long-term exposure to the estrogenic properties of hops, [they] eventually have difficulty sustaining erection.

  3. Malcolm MacDonald:

    Professor David Ralph at Londons University College Hospital has expertise in penile reconstruction and built MacDonalds new penis out of a skin graft from his left arm, The Sun wrote. A tube and a hand pump are said to allow for a mechanical erection. The man already has two children so he wasnt worried about sex, the outlet wrote. MAINE HOSPITAL SEES CORONAVIRUS RESURGENCE AFTER VISITORS LEARN OF POSITIVE TEST RESULTS WHILE ON TRIP It was always more about my self-confidence and simple things like using the loo.

  4. Perry Brass:

    To extend oneself does not necessarily mean to have an erection.

  5. Karla Ivankovich:

    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.

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