Meaning of stimulate

Definition of stimulate

(verb) act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
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"
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

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