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stimulating

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

3 serving or likely to arouse a strong reaction
  • an article containing a stimulating argument for raising, not lowering, the tax on gasoline

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stimulating

verb
present participle of stimulate

Synonyms & Antonyms of stimulating (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • research into alternative energy sources has been stimulated by this funding increase

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The first known use of stimulating was in 1645

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“Stimulating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stimulating. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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