stimulant

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noun stim·u·lant \ˈstim-yə-lənt\

Definition of stimulant

  1. 1 :  an agent (as a drug) that produces a temporary increase of the functional activity or efficiency of an organism or any of its parts

  2. 2 :  stimulus

  3. 3 :  an alcoholic beverage —not used technically

stimulant

adjective

Examples of stimulant in a sentence

  1. The movie was a stimulant to discussion.

  2. <the relaxed zoning regulations should serve as a stimulant for development in the area>

Circa 1728

First Known Use of stimulant

circa 1728


STIMULANT Defined for English Language Learners

stimulant

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noun stim·u·lant \ˈstim-yə-lənt\

Definition of stimulant for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as a drug) that makes you more active or gives you more energy

  • : something that causes more activity


STIMULANT Defined for Kids

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stimulant

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noun stim·u·lant \ˈsti-myə-lənt\

Definition of stimulant for Students

  1. 1 :  something (as a drug) that makes the body or one of its parts temporarily more active <a heart stimulant>

  2. 2 :  stimulus 1


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stimulant

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adjective stim·u·lant

Definition of stimulant for Students

  1. :  stimulating or tending to stimulate


Medical Dictionary

stimulant

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noun stim·u·lant \ˈstim-yə-lənt\

Medical Definition of stimulant

  1. 1:  an agent (as a drug) that produces a temporary increase of the functional activity or efficiency of an organism or any of its parts

  2. 2:  stimulus 2



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