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

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).
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