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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stim·u·la·tion n.
 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) 2.0

      n 1: the act of arousing an organism to action
      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
      4: mutual sexual stimulation prior to sexual intercourse [syn:
         foreplay, arousal]