Meaning of “stimulate” - Learner’s Dictionary

stimulate

verb [ T ] uk us /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 uk us /ˌstɪmjəˈleɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

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