stimulate  

  • Pronunciation of stimulate: S T IH1 M Y AH0 L EY0 T ('stɪmjə,leɪt)

  • Number of syllables of stimulate: 3

  • Pronunciation Video of stimulate

  • Definition of stimulate

    • (v): cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn''t stimulate"  
    • (v): act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"  
    • (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"  
    • (v): provide the needed stimulus for  
    • (v): cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"  
    • (v): stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"  
    • (v): stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"  
  • Examples of stimulate

    • It can also stimulate the perineal sponge in females.  
    • The dream is able to stimulate the memory of the sleeping woman.  
    • BDNF is one of the most active substances to stimulate neurogenesis.  
    • The mining activity to the East of the city also failed to stimulate growth.  
    • For him, then, art should aim to awake and stimulate the pleasurable passions.  
    • The idea is that this will stimulate the body to overcome the allergy.  
    • Specifically, beta glucans stimulate the innate branch of the immune system.  
    • The gaseous plant hormone ethylene can stimulate abscission.  
    • The alert can stimulate conversation about the merits of the project.  
    • He has the ability to stimulate the inhibition centers in other people's brains.  

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