Etymology
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stimulation (n.)

1520s, "act of pricking or stirring to action," from Latin stimulationem (nominative stimulatio) "an incitement," noun of action from past participle stem of stimulare "prick, goad, urge," from stimulus "spur, goad" (see stimulus).

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Definitions of stimulation

stimulation (n.)
the act of arousing an organism to action;
stimulation (n.)
any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action;
Synonyms: stimulus / stimulant / input
stimulation (n.)
(physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.);
stimulation (n.)
mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse;
Synonyms: foreplay / arousal
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