stim·u·late vt \-ˌlāt\
: to excite to activity or growth or to greater activity
a : to function as a physiological stimulus to (as a nerve or muscle) b : to arouse or affect by a stimulant (as a drug)
—stim·u·la·tive \ˈstim-yə-ˌlāt-iv\ adjective
—stim·u·la·to·ry \-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\ adjective
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