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stimulus

noun

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something that arouses action or activity
  • seeing a Broadway play for the first time was the stimulus for her career in the theater

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The first known use of stimulus was in 1684

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“Stimulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stimulus. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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