stimulating

adjective
stim·​u·​lat·​ing | \ ˈstim-yə-ˌlā-tiŋ How to pronounce stimulating (audio) \

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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The first known use of stimulating was in 1645

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“Stimulating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stimulating. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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stimulating

adjective
How to pronounce stimulating (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stimulating

: exciting or interesting
: causing someone to become more energetic or alert

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