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Overview of verb stimulate

The verb stimulate has 7 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (6) stimulate, excite

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

2. (5) induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make

(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. (3) stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir

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

4. (3) stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up

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

5. (2) induce, stimulate, rush, hasten

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

6. (1) stimulate, excite, stir

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

7. provoke, stimulate

(provide the needed stimulus for)


Overview of adj stimulating

The adj stimulating has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) stimulating

(rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion")

2. stimulant, stimulating

(that stimulates; "stimulant phenomena")

3. exhilarating, stimulating

(making lively and cheerful; "the exhilarating effect of mountain air")

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