Erection

Definition of Erection

E`rec´tion
n.1.The act of erecting, or raising upright; the act of constructing, as a building or a wall, or of fitting together the parts of, as a machine; the act of founding or establishing, as a commonwealth or an office; also, the act of rousing to excitement or courage.
2.The state of being erected, lifted up, built, established, or founded; exaltation of feelings or purposes.
Her peerless height my mind to high erection draws up.
- Sidney
3.State of being stretched to stiffness; tension.
4.Anything erected; a building of any kind.
5.(Physiol.) The state of a body part which, from having been soft, has become hard and swollen by the accumulation of blood in the erectile tissue; - used especially of the penis; as, to get or have an erection.

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