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A nerve conducting impulses that stimulate increased function.
What’s The Difference Between “Piqued,” “Peeked,” And “Peaked?”The word set we’re examining today can send writers into a spiral of uncertainty when it comes to word choice, particularly in the context of one expression: piqued my interest, peaked my interest, or peeked my interest?
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