Definition of “stimulating” - English Dictionary

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“stimulating” in British English

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stimulatingadjective

uk /ˈstɪm.jə.leɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈstɪm.jə.leɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

If something is stimulating, it encourages new ideas:

a stimulating discussion
The classes look attractive and stimulating.

A stimulating person makes you feel enthusiastic and full of ideas:

a really stimulating teacher

If an activity is stimulating, it causes your body to be active:

Aerobics is one of the most stimulating forms of exercise.

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

“stimulating” in American English

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stimulatingadjective

us /ˈstɪm·jəˌleɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

causing enthusiasm and interest:

The conversation was stimulating, witty, and learned.

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

“stimulating” in Business English

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stimulatingadjective

uk /ˈstɪmjəleɪtɪŋ/ us

encouraging interest or new ideas:

We had a stimulating discussion about the new sales campaign.
Working with such interesting people has been very stimulating.

(Definition of “stimulating” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)