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noun - Piloerection is the involuntary erection or bristling of hairs due to a sympathetic reflex usually triggered by cold, shock, or fright or due to a sympathomimetic agent. This conditions lead to bumps on a person's skin at the base of body hairs which are involuntarily developed when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions such as fear, nostalgia, pleasure, euphoria, awe, admiration, and sexual arousal.


After he came out of the sea, he experienced piloerection while standing in the cold wind.


goose bumps, goose pimples

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