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stimulative

[stim-yuh-ley-tiv]
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adjective
  1. serving to stimulate.
noun
  1. a stimulating agency.

Origin of stimulative

First recorded in 1740–50; stimulate + -ive
Related formsstim·u·la·tive·ly, adverbstim·u·la·tive·ness, nounhy·per·stim·u·la·tive, adjectivenon·stim·u·la·tive, adjectiveo·ver·stim·u·la·tive, adjectiveo·ver·stim·u·la·tive·ly, adverbo·ver·stim·u·la·tive·ness, nounun·stim·u·la·tive, adjective
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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 warmth grew, a dry and baking heat; but stimulative rather than oppressive.