Origin of stimulant
Examples from the Web for stimulant
Then there is the nicotine: a stimulant that for the addict also has the added effect of calming the nerves.
What's interesting about the study's finding is that it dodges the trap that snares much of the research on stimulant medication.
Because cigarettes can be either a stimulant or a relaxant, the game has two modes.
It is as false a stimulant as opium or alcohol, and leaves a corresponding mark.The Translation of a Savage, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Be content to lay the manure on, and the rains will wash the stimulant down to the roots in due time.
He uses colour as a stimulant to his customers, and dwells upon the hue of his fruit.Venice|Dorothy Menpes
The sufferer actually winked one eye as the stimulant trickled down.Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl|Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
As a consequence, they will not infrequently have had recourse to some stimulant.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
British Dictionary definitions for stimulant
Word Origin for stimulant
Word Origin and History for stimulant
1772 (adj.); 1794 (n.), from Latin stimulantem (nominative stimulans), present participle of stimulare (see stimulation).