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stimulate

verb
 
 
/ˈstɪmjəleɪt/
[T] ECONOMICS to encourage something to grow, develop, or become active: The government plans to cut taxes in order to stimulate the economy.stimulate growth/investment/trade Liberalization should stimulate growth.stimulate demand/sales/interest We hope the discounts will help stimulate sales.
[I or T] to make someone excited and interested about something: I need to find a job that will stimulate me more.
stimulation noun [U]
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