Meaning of “stimulant” in the English Dictionary

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"stimulant" in British English

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stimulantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstɪm.jə.lənt/ us /ˈstɪm.jə.lənt/

something that makes or causes something else to grow or develop:

Tourism has acted as a stimulant to the country's economy.

a substance, such as a drug, that makes the mind or body more active:

Caffeine, which is found in coffee and tea, is a mild stimulant.

(Definition of “stimulant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stimulant" in American English

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stimulantnoun [ C ]

us /ˈstɪm·jə·lənt/

(Definition of “stimulant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)