Translation of "stimulate" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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stimulateverb

uk /ˈstɪm.jə.leɪt/ us /ˈstɪm.jə.leɪt/

B2 [ T ] to encourage something to grow, develop, or become active

激發,激勵;促進
The government plans to cut taxes in order to stimulate the economy. 政府計劃減稅以刺激經濟發展。

B2 [ I or T ] to make someone excited and interested about something

刺激,使興奮;使感興趣
The show was intended to stimulate and amuse. 這部電影的主要目的是助興和娛樂。
[ + obj + to infinitive ] Good teachers should ask questions that stimulate students to think. 好的老師應該問一些能激發學生思考的問題。
Erotic images are often more sexually stimulating to men than to women. 色情影像在性方面對男性的刺激作用大於女性。

[ T ] specialized biology to cause part of the body to operate

促進(身體某部位)的功能
The drugs stimulate the damaged tissue into repairing itself. 藥物促使受損組織自行修復。
Standing on your head is supposed to stimulate hair growth. 據信倒立可以促進頭髮生長。

More examples

  • The athletes had taken pills to stimulate their metabolic rate.
  • This legislation is designed to stimulate the faltering economy.
  • The government is taking steps to stimulate business development in economically distressed areas .
  • It's an artificial device which stimulates the auditory areas of the brain.
  • It's not the sort of movie that stimulates the old grey matter much.

(Translation of “stimulate” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)