stimulate

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˈstɪmjʊleɪt/
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stimulate (third-person singular simple present stimulates, present participle stimulating, simple past and past participle stimulated)

  1. To encourage into action.
    stimulate the economy
    • 1842, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Lady Anne Granard, volume 1, page 18:
      To most others Lord Allerton's obvious preference for Mary would have been an insuperable obstacle; it only served to stimulate her ladyship.
  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

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Verb[edit]

stimulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of stimulō