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1. stimulation

noun. ['ˌstɪmjəˈleɪʃən'] the act of arousing an organism to action.

Synonyms

  • rousing
  • arousal
  • galvanisation

Antonyms

  • heterosexual
  • bisexual
  • homosexual
  • sexual

Etymology

  • stimulatio (Latin)
  • stimulo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Stimulation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Sentences with stimulation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Crying related to happiness does not cause the muscle tension and hormone stimulation brought on by negative emotions.

Quotes about stimulation


1. I choose my actors well and get to know the quirks of their personalities - and, most of all, I share humor with them. Then I keep my eyes open when they rehearse and perform, because you never know where the next stimulation comes from.
- George Cukor

2. It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.
- Albert Einstein

3. The well-being of a neuron depends on its ability to communicate with other neurons. Studies have shown that electrical and chemical stimulation from both a neuron's inputs and its targets support vital cellular processes. Neurons unable to connect effectively with other neurons atrophy. Useless, an abandoned neuron will die.
- Lisa Genova, Still Alice

2. self-stimulation

noun. manual stimulation of your own genital organ for sexual pleasure.

Synonyms

  • self-abuse
  • onanism

3. stimulation

noun. ['ˌstɪmjəˈleɪʃən'] any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action.

Synonyms

  • discriminative stimulus
  • evocation
  • stimulant
  • negative stimulus
  • input
  • reinforcing stimulus
  • reinforcement
  • information
  • turn-on
  • positive stimulus
  • reinforcer
  • conditioned stimulus
  • cue
  • negative stimulation
  • kick
  • elicitation
  • induction
  • turnoff

Antonyms

  • male
  • maleness
  • femaleness
  • female

Etymology

  • stimulatio (Latin)
  • stimulo (Latin)

4. stimulation

noun. ['ˌstɪmjəˈleɪʃən'] (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.).

Synonyms

  • activation
  • natural action
  • natural process
  • activity
  • action
  • galvanisation

Antonyms

  • androgynous
  • inactivity
  • deactivation
  • finish

Etymology

  • stimulatio (Latin)
  • stimulo (Latin)

5. stimulation

noun. ['ˌstɪmjəˈleɪʃən'] mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse.

Synonyms

  • feel
  • caressing
  • petting
  • smooching
  • sex
  • sexual activity
  • sex activity
  • hugging
  • arousal
  • snuggling
  • kissing
  • sexual practice
  • cuddling
  • foreplay
  • necking

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • cheer
  • gladden
  • incognizance

Etymology

  • stimulatio (Latin)
  • stimulo (Latin)
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