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[stim-yuh-ley-tiv] /ˈstɪm yəˌleɪ tɪv/
serving to stimulate.
a stimulating agency.
Origin of stimulative
First recorded in 1740-50; stimulate + -ive
Related forms
stimulatively, adverb
stimulativeness, noun
hyperstimulative, adjective
nonstimulative, adjective
overstimulative, adjective
overstimulatively, adverb
overstimulativeness, noun
unstimulative, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It introduces us to some of our most agreeable and stimulative friendships.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • At least they have exercised a helpful and stimulative influence.

  • The air was new, it was stimulative, it recharged me with buoyant youth.

    The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson
  • Should have a wide circulation, it is interesting and stimulative.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • The warmth grew, a dry and baking heat; but stimulative rather than oppressive.

    The Metal Monster A. Merritt
  • He did not overrate the stimulative effect of her presence; of the mere fact of propinquity.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde

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