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stimulate

verb [T]  /ˈstɪm·jəˌleɪt/ us  
to encourage something to grow, develop, or become active: Tax cuts will stimulate the economy. Read books to stimulate your child’s imagination. Some vegetables stimulate cells to manufacture a cancer-fighting enzyme.
stimulation
noun [U]  /ˌstɪm·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/ us  
I need the intellectual stimulation of work.
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