Something that encourages
Something that causes and encourages a given response
The conduction of such stimulation to parts removed some distance from the sense organ suggests paths of transmission comparable to those which transmit nervous impulses in animals.
Prolonged or excessive stimulation invariably leads to depression or paralysis, the tissues becoming fatigued, and from this condition they may recover or they may not.
the capability of reacting to stimuli, the result is stimulation (Verworn).
Small, stimulating doses, and repeated, are good, but stimulation can be more effectively produced by ammonia or strychnine.
In the weeks of natural stimulation, she had been the one who was embarrassed.