stimulating

adjective stim·u·lat·ing \ ˈstim-yə-ˌlā-tiŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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



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