Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

stimulate

play
transitive verb stim·u·late \-ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of stimulate

stim·u·lat·edstim·u·lat·ing

  1. 1:  to excite to activity or growth or to greater activity

  2. 2a:  to function as a physiological stimulus to (as a nerve or muscle)b:  to arouse or affect by a stimulant (as a drug)

  3. stim·u·la·tive \ˈstim-yə-ˌlāt-iv\play adjective
    stim·u·la·to·ry \-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\play adjective





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up stimulate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds 100 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ