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stimulant

noun [C] uk   /ˈstɪm.jʊ.lənt/ us  
something that makes or causes something else to grow or develop: Tourism has acted as a stimulant to the country's economy. a substance, such as a drug, which makes the mind or body more active: Caffeine, which is found in coffee and tea, is a mild stimulant.
Translations of “stimulant”
in Korean 흥분제…
in Arabic مُنبّه, مُنشّط…
in French stimulant…
in Turkish uyarıcı…
in Italian sostanza stimolante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刺激物, 激勵物, 興奮劑…
in Russian возбуждающее средство…
in Polish środek pobudzający…
in Spanish estimulante…
in Portuguese estimulante…
in German das Anregungsmittel…
in Catalan estimulant…
in Japanese 興奮剤, 覚せい剤…
in Chinese (Simplified) 刺激物, 激励物, 兴奋剂…
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