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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stimulation  \Stim`u*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  stimulatio:  cf  F. 
  stimulation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  stimulating,  or  the  state  of  being  stimulated. 
 
  2.  (Physiol.)  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stimulation 
  n  1:  the  act  of  stimulating 
  2:  any  stimulating  information  or  event;  acts  to  arouse  action 
  [syn:  {stimulus},  {stimulant},  {input}] 
  3:  (physiology)  the  effect  of  a  stimulus  (on  nerves  or  organs 
  etc.) 
  4:  mutual  sexual  stimulation  prior  to  sexual  intercourse  [syn: 
  {foreplay},  {arousal}] 




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