Meaning of “stimulate” - Learner’s Dictionary

stimulate

verb [ T ] us uk /ˈstɪmjəleɪt/
MAKE HAPPEN

B2 to make something happen or develop more:

It stimulates the production of red blood cells.
EXCITED

B2 to make someone feel interested and excited:

Colourful pictures can stimulate a child.
stimulation noun [ U ] us uk /ˌstɪmjəˈleɪʃən/

(Definition of “stimulate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)