stimulating

adjective
stim·​u·​lat·​ing | \ˈstim-yə-ˌlā-tiŋ \

Definition of stimulating 

: producing stimulation: such as

a : enjoyably exciting or interesting a very stimulating experience/environment a stimulating discussion "There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you."— Arthur Conan Doyle

b : acting as a stimulant : producing increased energy or alertness When nicotine reaches the brain it mimics the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which has a stimulating effect.— Laura Mansnerus They gave strong narcotic or stimulating drugs indiscriminately …— John Laffin

First Known Use of stimulating

1645, in the meaning defined above

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