prestimulation

stimulate

[stim-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), stimulated, stimulating.
1.
to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on; incite: to stimulate his interest in mathematics.
2.
Physiology, Medicine/Medical. to excite (a nerve, gland, etc.) to its functional activity.
3.
to invigorate (a person) by a food or beverage containing a stimulant, as coffee, tea, or alcoholic liquor.
verb (used without object), stimulated, stimulating.
4.
to act as a stimulus or stimulant.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin stimulātus (past participle of stimulāre to goad). See stimulus, -ate1

stimulable, adjective
stimulability [stim-yuh-luh-bil-i-tee] , noun
stimulatingly, adverb
stimulation, noun
stimulator, stimulater, noun
antistimulation, noun
hyperstimulation, noun
interstimulate, verb (used with object), interstimulated, interstimulating.
interstimulation, noun
nonstimulable, adjective
nonstimulating, adjective
nonstimulation, noun
overstimulate, verb, overstimulated, overstimulating.
overstimulation, noun
poststimulation, adjective
prestimulate, verb (used with object), prestimulated, prestimulating.
prestimulation, noun
restimulate, verb (used with object), restimulated, restimulating.
restimulation, noun
self-stimulated, adjective
self-stimulating, adjective
self-stimulation, noun
semistimulating, adjective
superstimulate, verb (used with object), superstimulated, superstimulating.
superstimulation, noun
unstimulable, adjective
unstimulated, adjective
unstimulating, adjective
unstimulatingly, adverb

activate, actuate, stimulate.


1. arouse, activate, excite. See animate.
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stimulate (ˈstɪmjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr; usually passive) to fill (a person) with ideas or enthusiasm: he was stimulated by the challenge
2.  (tr) physiol to excite (a nerve, organ, etc) with a stimulus
3.  to encourage (something) to start or progress further: a cut in interest rates should help stimulate economic recovery
 
[C16: from Latin stimulāre; see stimulant]
 
'stimulable
 
adj
 
stimu'lation
 
n
 
'stimulative
 
adj, —n
 
'stimulator
 
n
 
'stimulater
 
n

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stimulate stim·u·late (stĭm'yə-lāt')
v. stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing, stim·u·lates
To arouse a body or a responsive structure to increased functional activity.


stim'u·lat'er n.
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