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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.