self-stimulation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-stimulation manual stimulation of your own genital organ for sexual pleasure
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Usage

In literature:

The negro has within him immense power for self-uplifting, but for years it will be necessary to guide and stimulate him.
"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue" by Various
But I will not argue about such trifles: we will drop the rod and the whip as symbols of activity stimulated by self-interest.
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
His lack of self-control seemed to stimulate her.
"The Avenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The entrance of George Cannon into the parlour produced a tumult greatly stimulating the vitality and the self-consciousness of all three women.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
Cotton Mather took the oldest "afflicted" girl to his house, where she dexterously played upon his self-conceit to stimulate his credulity.
"Great Epochs in American History, Vol. II" by Various
Let us beware of artificially stimulating his self-consciousness and his so-called imagination.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
This self-boiled mixture is entirely harmless to apple foliage and even appears to have a stimulating effect upon it.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
Everything should be done, by training, to increase the patient's self-control, and all stimulants should be avoided as most injurious.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
It is a process which stimulates the individual's ability for self-direction.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
But she had left in it strenuousness enough to make it a powerful stimulant to Phillida's native impulse toward self-sacrifice.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
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In science:

These paradoxes have been of great importance in cosmological researches because they stimulated very active search for self consistent models of the Universe (for historical background see North, 1965; and for a modern point of view see Harrison, 1981).
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
Moriond meetings stimulate the atmosphere, in which admitting the lack of understanding rather than hiding it under the cover of self-assuring consensus is of value.
Summary of the Experimental part of the XXXIVth Rencontre de Moriond
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