Definition of stimulant
1 : an agent (such as a drug) that produces a temporary increase of the functional activity or efficiency of an organism or any of its parts
2 : stimulus
3 : an alcoholic beverage —not used technically
Examples of stimulant in a Sentence
The movie was a stimulant to discussion.
the relaxed zoning regulations should serve as a stimulant for development in the area
Recent Examples of stimulant from the Web
Dreams, nightmares, sedatives, stimulants, narcolepsy, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder and even homelessness all come under his gaze.
Medications Antipsychotic, anti-anxiety and stimulant medications can, to some degree, control ASD symptoms such as repetitive behaviors, anxiety and irritability.
Stimulants and marijuana remain the drugs of choice in the criminal system, with 70 percent of filings coming from those drugs.
Dr. Lawrence Wilson diagnosed Lundstedt as depressed along with being dependent on alcohol and stimulants.
Stimulants such as modafinil help patients work harder but seem to reduce creativity (his daughter reported).
Six rounds of chemo, 14 rounds of radiation, one nine-hour surgery and immune system stimulants later, Sophi's done with her first year of school, and with cancer.
Rich kids had rates that were at least double the national U.S. average for taking stimulant drugs, such as Adderall or Ritalin , as well as for experimenting with cocaine, the study found.
Caffeine is a strong and potentially dangerous stimulant, particularly for children and adolescents.
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First Known Use of stimulant
STIMULANT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of stimulant for Students
: stimulating or tending to stimulate
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