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[stim-yuh-ley-tiv] /ˈstɪm yəˌleɪ tɪv/
serving to stimulate.
a stimulating agency.
Origin of stimulative
1740-50; stimulate + -ive
Related forms
stimulatively, adverb
stimulativeness, noun
hyperstimulative, adjective
nonstimulative, adjective
overstimulative, adjective
overstimulatively, adverb
overstimulativeness, noun
unstimulative, adjective Unabridged
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  • Nobody is arguing that funding science has significant stimulative value in the sense that you seem to be getting at.
  • Two years ago, nearly the entire budget was a canvas for stimulative action.
  • And he's including payroll tax cuts and unemployment extensions which are stimulative.
  • Wartime spending can add a stimulative boost, but the deadweight of combating terrorism can greatly delay a recovery.
  • Some of the tax cuts, especially the temporary cut in the payroll tax, might even be stimulative.
  • Interestingly, private debt is not nearly as stimulative as federal debt.
  • Such a change will be stimulative, but not curative.
  • He also plumps for the employer-side payroll-tax cut that was floated as a stimulative option last week.
  • Higher inflation implies lower, and thus more stimulative, real interest rates.
  • Whether the stimulative impact will be sufficient is another matter.

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