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stimming
 v.— «Other students performed tasks to play with nail polish or perfume, or to spend a few minutes “stimming,” or self-stimulating, with a bucket of colored buttons.» —“From Closet To Classroom: Schools And The Disabled Part Iii: Severely Handicapped—The Biggest Challenge” by Christopher Connell, Lee Mitgang AP Oct. 27, 1987. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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