stimulate

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin stimulātus, perfect passive participle of stimulō (goad on), from Latin stimulus (goad).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɪmjʊleɪt/
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Verb[edit]

stimulate (third-person singular simple present stimulates, present participle stimulating, simple past and past participle stimulated)

  1. To encourage into action.
    stimulate the economy
  2. To arouse an organism to functional activity.
    stimulate my mind
    He was sexually stimulated by the dancer's moves.

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stimulate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of stimuli

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

stimulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of stimulō