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English definition of “stimulate”


verb [T]    /ˈstɪm·jəˌleɪt/
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    /ˌstɪm·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/ noun [U] I need the intellectual stimulation of work.
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