Stimulate

Definition of Stimulate

Stim´u`late
v. t.1.To excite as if with a goad; to excite, rouse, or animate, to action or more vigorous exertion by some pungent motive or by persuasion; as, to stimulate one by the hope of reward, or by the prospect of glory.
[imp. & p. p. Stimulated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stimulating.]
To excite and stimulate us thereunto.
- Dr. J. Scott.
2.(Physiol.) To excite; to irritate; especially, to excite the activity of (a nerve or an irritable muscle), as by electricity.

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