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noun [countable] stimulant pronunciation in American English /ˈstɪmjələnt/
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  1. 1
    a substance that makes a part of your body work faster or better
    a heart/brain/respiratory stimulant
    1. a.
      a substance that makes you feel more awake when you eat it or drink it
      Try to avoid stimulants like coffee late in the evening.
  2. 2
    something that encourages something to happen, develop, or improve
    Population growth is a major stimulant to industrial development.

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 stimulant pronunciation in American English adjective


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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