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stimulus

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈstɪmjələs/ (plural stimuli /ˈstɪmjəlaɪ/)
something that makes something else happen, grow, or develop more: The report provided the stimulus for more studies.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiringCausing things to happen
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