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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erection, hard-on(noun)

    an erect penis

  2. erection(noun)

    a structure that has been erected

  3. erecting, erection(noun)

    the act of building or putting up

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  1. Erection(n.)

    (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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. erection(Noun)

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

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

  2. erection(Noun)

    A penis or clitoris that has become rigid.

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

  3. erection(Noun)

    Anything erected or built.

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

  4. erection(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erection(noun)

    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

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

  2. Erection(noun)

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

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

  3. Erection(noun)

    state of being stretched to stiffness; tension

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

  4. Erection(noun)

    anything erected; a building of any kind

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

  5. Erection(noun)

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

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

Freebase

  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.

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  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. Stephen Harrod Buhner:

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

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Whether you will be rich, whether you will find your love, whether you will become happy in life, whether you will find yourself in this world, it all depends on the exchange rate. It doesn't matter where you work, what matters is how much you get paid. 2. Inflation will level out all social inequality, all classes of society will turn into a ghetto. The truth will turn into brutal gangsta rap. 3. A rich man thinks like a sultan. More secret wives, more mistresses, more prostitutes, he is not a prince, he just bought you like a barbie at a sex toy store. 4. Mercantile people in love see only benefit, but not the truth. 5. 1. By flushing the sperm down the toilet, you flush the lucky ones. Lucky ones considering the economic situation. 2. With inflation rising, a person has a serious relationship with a masturbator. 6. You have problems with erection do not worry with our currency you will not need it. 7. You may remain a virgin for life, but you will be a rich virgin. 8. It's funny to watch the ladies strive to find a prince with a depreciating currency. 9. Inflation increases the level of deceit and crime. 10. Inflation controls birth and death rates. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  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. Daniel Williams:

    With too much ED medication, the blood keeps flowing in, the blood gets trapped, and the erection doesn’t go away.

  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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