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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stimulationnoun

    the act of arousing an organism to action

  2. stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, inputnoun

    any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

  3. stimulationnoun

    (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)

  4. foreplay, arousal, stimulationnoun

    mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse


  1. stimulationnoun

    A pushing or goading toward action.

  2. stimulationnoun

    An activity causing excitement or pleasure.

  3. stimulationnoun

    Any action or condition that creates a response; sensory input.

  4. Etymology: From stimulatio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stimulationnoun

    Excitement; pungency.

    Etymology: stimulatio, Latin.

    Some persons, from the secret stimulations of vanity or envy, despise a valuable book, and throw contempt upon it by wholesale. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.


  1. Stimulation

    Stimulation is the debut single from Australian pop group Wa Wa Nee. The song was released in April 1986 as the lead single from their self-titled debut studio album. The song peaked at number 2 on the Australian singles chart. The group performed the song live on Countdown on 20 July 1986. In 2015, the song was listed at number 25 in In the Mix's '100 Greatest Australian Dance Tracks of All Time' with Nick Jarvis said "its dad-dance-inducing extended mix, a seven-minute slap-bass odyssey that rivals Prince's finest work for generating dancefloor fire".


  1. stimulation

    Stimulation refers to the act of encouraging, provoking, or causing some sort of activity or response, typically in a physiological or psychological sense. This can involve using some form of stimuli such as light, sound, heat, or chemical substance to induce a response from a nervous system or cell in an organism. It can also refer to the act of arousing interest, enthusiasm, or excitement in something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stimulationnoun

    the act of stimulating, or the state of being stimulated

  2. Stimulationnoun

    the irritating action of various agents (stimuli) on muscles, nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which activity is evoked; especially, the nervous impulse produced by various agents on nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which the part connected with the nerve is thrown into a state of activity; irritation

  3. Etymology: [L. stimulatio: cf. F. stimulation.]


  1. Stimulation

    Stimulation is the action of various agents on nerves, muscles, or a sensory end organ, by which activity is evoked; especially, the nervous impulse produced by various agents on nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which the part connected with the nerve is thrown into a state of activity. The word is also often used metaphorically. For example, an interesting or fun activity can be described as "stimulating", regardless of its physical effects on nerves. Stimulate means act as stimulus to, stimulus means things that rouses to activity, now rouses means exciting, stirring.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stimulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stimulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stimulation in a Sentence

  1. Filip Bergquist:

    What we are hoping for with this device is to find a treatment for movement disorders where Levodopa, Parkinson's disease where Levodopa is not enough. And in particular in patients with Parkinson's disease where there is problem with gait and balance. But this may not be restricted to Parkinson's disease, so there may be other conditions with poor balance where you could use electrical stimulation of the vestibular organs, the balance organs to improve balance and gait.

  2. Cassandra Szoeke:

    We wanted to be able to guide people on a common, in fact the most popular informal childcare option prevalent in our community, the aspects of social engagement hypothesized to be responsible for the benefits on cognition( positive mood, mental stimulation, increased activity) were highly relevant to activity as a grandparent.

  3. Masao Miyazaki:

    When iridoid cocktails were applied on the bottom of dishes that were then covered by a punctured plastic cover, cats still exhibited licking and chewing even though they couldn't contact the chemicals directly, this means that licking and chewing is an instinctive behavior elicited by olfactory stimulation of iridoids.

  4. Owen Glendening:

    This is the building that answers the question, 'How it was won.' it has been designed for the next generation. There's a lot of stimulation.

  5. Sharon Horesh Bergquist:

    The cause behind these associations isn't clear, other potential biological causes could be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners to sugar cravings, appetite stimulation and glucose intolerance.

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