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self–stimulation

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noun self–stim·u·la·tion \ˌself-ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of self–stimulation

  1. :  stimulation of oneself as a result of one's own activity or behavior <electrical self–stimulation of the brain>; especially :  masturbation

self–stimulatory play \-ˈstim-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\ adjective


1947

First Known Use of self–stimulation

1947


Medical Dictionary

self–stimulation

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noun self–stim·u·la·tion \ˈself-ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of self–stimulation

  1. :  stimulation of oneself as a result of one's own activity or behavior <electrical self–stimulation of the brain in rats>; especially :  masturbation

self–stimulatory \ˈself-ˈstim-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\play adjective



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