verb (used with object), stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing.
- stimson, henry lewis,
- stimulated emission,
Origin of stimulate
Examples from the Web for stimulating
While not the most stimulating for those less passionate about cattle, Grandin made it interesting.The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA|Emily Shire|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By stimulating regions of the brain, the preservation of muscle activity and sensation can be confirmed.
I decided not to let a wonderful, stimulating quarter-century at Vogue be diminished.
Believe me, it makes for a great and stimulating vacation read.
But second and more important, this is about stimulating the economy.Michael Tomasky on How Obama Should Play Offense on Taxes|Michael Tomasky|July 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But Peter is stimulating, even though he does stimulate you into opposition.The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer
She felt that the atmosphere of The Tamarisks would be stimulating.A Patriotic Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
I have got so accustomed to their stimulating power that I never write without one or two on my forehead.The Fortunes Of Glencore|Charles James Lever
Some stress as the directive factor the continuous action of the stimulating agent on sensitive tissues symmetrically situated.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
It is to be feared that the latter, far from stimulating mental life, are conducive to inertia of thought.
Word Origin for stimulate
1610s, from Latin stimulatus, past participle of stimulare (see stimulation). Related: Stimulated; stimulating.