verb (used with object), stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing.
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Before long, the brain sends chemical messengers to stimulate adrenal glands near the kidneys to release cortisol.Puberty can repair the brain’s stress responses after hardship early in life|Esther Landhuis|August 28, 2020|Science News
On July 18, a Twitter user asked if Neuralink could help patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and if it could stimulate the release of oxytocin, serotonin and other chemicals.Elon Musk’s brain company plans a big reveal on Friday. Here’s what we already know|Verne Kopytoff|August 27, 2020|Fortune
This stimulates the nearby adrenal glands to release another hormone.
Cassataro and her colleagues are developing a “subunit” vaccine that delivers harmless fragments of the virus — rather than the whole pathogen — to stimulate immunity.These countries aren’t waiting for a U.S., China, or U.K. COVID vaccine|Claire Zillman, reporter|August 26, 2020|Fortune
Though the nation’s health authorities continue to advise people from different households to maintain their distance, there are things people who live alone can do to stimulate the happy hormones that come from physical touch.The pandemic problem tech can’t solve: Physical touch|Danielle Abril|August 23, 2020|Fortune
Instructional materials and approaches that motivate, stimulate, and engage students.
“How [increased blood return] would stimulate the completely quiescent myocardium … is not readily apparent,” he wrote.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cool OffIn addition to freshening up your face and body, showers can help stimulate the circulatory system and metabolism.
They actually stimulate alternative thinking and the development of new outlets.Moscow’s War on Social Media Claims a New Casualty|Jacob Siegel|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were going to stimulate and grow and get back to positive growth and work with our friends and partners.
Job-finding committees were organized in many sections of the state to stimulate re-employment.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
Adolescents listening to the latest songs stimulate the demand for popular sheet music.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
Wherefore Bud had deliberately done what he could do to stimulate and emphasize both the surprise and the gratification.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
We want to stimulate the expression of life through art and literature, and its exploration through research.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
The explorer makes many discoveries—some that stimulate and surprise, some that puzzle and depress.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts