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01. Their children felt more [stimulated] to learn a second language after they had visited Europe.
02. Children need mental [stimulation] in order to develop intellectually.
03. Anne Morrow Lindbergh once said that good communication is as [stimulating] as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
04. The one good thing about enemies is that they are [stimulating].
05. In a famous experiment, scientists [stimulated] a certain part of the chicken's brain, causing it to scratch and peck at the ground as if it were eating.
06. The government is hoping their new tax cuts will help to [stimulate] growth in the economy.
07. Our appetites were [stimulated] by the smells coming from the kitchen.
08. Pavlov's famous experiment showed how the ringing of a bell could [stimulate] the digestive glands of a dog.
09. Beethoven poured ice water over his head when he sat down to create music, believing it [stimulated] his brain.
10. Reading aloud to children helps [stimulate] brain development, yet only 50% of infants and small children are routinely read to by their parents.
11. A child's ability to learn can increase or decrease by 25 percent or more, depending on whether he or she grows up in a [stimulating] environment.
12. According to Georg Simmel, urbanites cope with high levels of [stimulation] by developing filtering techniques.
13. Since independence, Azerbaijan has worked hard to develop new commercial ties with its neighbors, in order to [stimulate] economic growth.
14. The genius of Spanish painter Diego VelÙ„zquez was [stimulated] by his admiration for Titian.
15. Chess is an intellectually [stimulating] game, requiring analytical skill in strategic moves.
16. Certain minerals have been shown in scientific studies to [stimulate] growth in plants.
17. Caffeine [stimulates] the brain, and artificially lessens fatigue.
18. The government in Uzbekistan is hoping that new policies to encourage investment in the country will help [stimulate] their economy.
19. Doing stretching exercises helps to [stimulate] blood flow.
20. Pain is a reaction which the body produces in response to any [stimulus] intense enough to cause tissue damage.
21. We cannot attend to every [stimulus] in the environment for the simple reason that our nervous system has limited resources.
22. Studies show that although both men and women are sexually aroused by explicit visual [stimuli], women are much less likely to admit to their arousal.
23. The nicotine found in cigarettes has a general [stimulatory] effect in the body.{</charset>}

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  • stimulate — stim‧u‧late [ˈstɪmjleɪt] verb [transitive] to encourage an activity to begin or develop further: • Banks were urged to lower credit card interest rates to stimulate consumer spending. • Any increase in industrial activity will stimulate demand… …   Financial and business terms

  • Stimulate — Stim u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stimulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stimulating}.] [L. stimulatus, p. p. of stimulare to prick or goad on, to incite, fr. stimulus a goad. See {Stimulus}.] 1. To excite as if with a goad; to excite, rouse, or animate,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stimulate — I verb activate, actuate, animate, arouse, awaken, brace, drive, egg on, encourage, energize, enkindle, enliven, excitare, excite, fan, fillip, fire, foment, goad, impel, Incitare, incite, inflame, initiate, inritare, inspire, inspirit, instigate …   Law dictionary

  • stimulate — 1610s, from L. stimulatus, pp. of stimulare (see STIMULATION (Cf. stimulation)). Related: Stimulated; stimulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • stimulate — excite, *provoke, quicken, pique, galvanize Analogous words: *quicken, animate, enliven, vivify: activate, energize, *vitalize: rouse, arouse, *stir, rally, waken, awaken Antonyms: unnerve: deaden …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stimulate — [v] excite, provoke activate, animate, arouse, build a fire under*, commove, dynamize, elate, encourage, energize, enliven, exhilarate, fan, fire, fire up*, foment, foster, galvanize, get one going*, get one started*, goad, grab, hook, impel,… …   New thesaurus

  • stimulate — ► VERB 1) apply or act as a stimulus to. 2) animate or excite. DERIVATIVES stimulation noun stimulator noun stimulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin stimulare urge, goad …   English terms dictionary

  • stimulate — [stim′yo͞olāt΄, stim′yəlāt΄] vt. stimulated, stimulating [< L stimulatus, pp. of stimulare, to prick, goad, excite < stimulus: see STIMULUS] 1. to rouse or excite to action or increased action; animate; spur on 2. to invigorate or seem to… …   English World dictionary

  • stimulate */*/ — UK [ˈstɪmjʊleɪt] / US [ˈstɪmjəˌleɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms stimulate : present tense I/you/we/they stimulate he/she/it stimulates present participle stimulating past tense stimulated past participle stimulated 1) to encourage something to… …   English dictionary

  • stimulate — v. 1) (d; tr.) to stimulate into 2) (H) to stimulate smb. to do smt. * * * [ stɪmjʊleɪt] (H) to stimulate smb. to do smt. (d; tr.) to stimulate into …   Combinatory dictionary