[ stim-yuh-luh nt ]
/ ˈstɪm yə lənt /
Physiology, Medicine/Medical. something that temporarily quickens some vital process or the functional activity of some organ or part: Adrenalin is a stimulant for the heart.Compare depressant(def 4).
any food or beverage that stimulates, especially coffee, tea, or, in its initial effect, alcoholic liquor.
a stimulus or incentive.
Physiology, Medicine/Medical. temporarily quickening some vital process or functional activity.
Words nearby stimulant
Origin of stimulant
OTHER WORDS FROM stimulantan·ti·stim·u·lant, adjective, nounnon·stim·u·lant, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-stimulant
/ (ˈstɪmjʊlənt) /
a drug or similar substance that increases physiological activity, esp of a particular organ
any stimulating agent or thing
increasing physiological activity; stimulating
Word Origin for stimulant
C18: from Latin stimulāns goading, from stimulāre to urge on; see stimulus
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Medical definitions for anti-stimulant
[ stĭm′yə-lənt ]
An agent that arouses organic activity, strengthens the action of the heart, increases vitality, and promotes a sense of well-being.
Serving as or being a stimulant.
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Scientific definitions for anti-stimulant
[ stĭm′yə-lənt ]
An agent, especially a drug, that causes increased activity, especially of the nervous or cardiovascular systems. Caffeine is a commonly used stimulant.
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