|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 |
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.