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verb (used without object)
to engage in stimming.
noun
Also called self-stim·u·la·tor·y be·hav·ior . a repeated physical movement or articulated noise, ranging from full body rocking or leg bouncing to head banging and hand flapping, exhibited by many people in reaction to a mental or emotional state, but especially by young children and those with autism spectrum disorders: Some common stims like chewing your nails or twirling your hair are similar in their purpose and result to the stims of a child who sucks his thumb or flicks his fingers.
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Origin of stim

First recorded in 1980–85; by shortening of stimming
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British Dictionary definitions for stim

stim
/ (stɪm) /

noun
Irish (used with a negative) a very small amountI couldn't see a stim; she hasn't a stim of sense

Word Origin for stim

of uncertain origin
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