stimulate


stim·u·late

vt \-ˌlāt\
stim·u·lat·edstim·u·lat·ing

Definition of STIMULATE

1
: to excite to activity or growth or to greater activity
2
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, -ˌtr-\ adjective

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