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Dictionary definition for: Stimulate

1. (v) act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination" "This play stimulates"

2. (v) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR" "My children finally got me to buy a computer" "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

3. (v) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

4. (v) cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me" "This herbal infusion doesn''t stimulate"

5. (v) cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

6. (v) stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite" "excite the audience" "stir emotions"

7. (v) provide the needed stimulus for

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