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 stimulation
I need some stimulation in my blood,” Bergesio says, “and here you have confrontation.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With no touch, affection, and play, the children begin to provide their own stimulation because they need it to survive.Russia’s Adoption Ban Is Cruel and Vindictive to All|Dr. Jane Aronson|December 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And does anyone expect every corner of the world that does get noticed to yield pleasure and stimulation?The Art Exhibition Documenta Contains Almost Too Much Good Art to Experience|Blake Gopnik|June 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
OK, so stimulation of the G spot area feels good to many women.
“There are people who have a tremendous need for stimulation and excitement,” says Fischoff.
Business, eager for gain, exploits this demand for stimulation, and social contagion spreads the restlessness of our population.Rural Problems of Today|Ernest R. Groves
The point of stimulation and region of response are thus at the relatively great distance of 40 mm.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
May not the elimination of anger and worry take away some of the stimulation to effort that is necessary to human progress?Menticulture|Horace Fletcher
The second editorial has given him the interest of stimulation.Expository Writing|Mervin James Curl
The interval allowed between one stimulation and the next was determined by the period of complete recovery.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Word Origin for stimulate
1520s, "act of pricking or stirring to action," from Latin stimulationem (nominative stimulatio), from stimulare "prick, goad, urge," from stimulus "spur, goad," from PIE *sti- "point, prick, pierce" (see stick (v.)).
1610s, from Latin stimulatus, past participle of stimulare (see stimulation). Related: Stimulated; stimulating.