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stimulate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈstɪmjəleɪt/
MAKE HAPPEN B2 to make something happen or develop more: It stimulates the production of red blood cells.Causing things to happen
EXCITED B2 to make someone feel interested and excited: Colourful pictures can stimulate a child.Inspiration and inspiring
stimulation
 
 
/ˌstɪmjəˈleɪʃən/ noun [U]
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