stimulate - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/ˈstɪmjʊleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theystimulate
he/she/itstimulates
present participlestimulating
past tensestimulated
past participlestimulated
  1. 1
    to encourage something to happen, develop, or improve

    The government should do more to stimulate investment in the north.

    new measures to stimulate the economy

  2. 2
    science to make plants, cells, or a part of someone’s body grow or become more active

    drugs to stimulate the production of hormones

    Cut the foliage back hard to stimulate new growth.

derived word

stimulation

 

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/ˌstɪmjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]

I like the stimulation of being required to use my imagination.