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[ stim-yuh-ley-tiv ]


  1. serving to stimulate.


  1. a stimulating agency.

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Other Words From

  • stimu·lative·ly adverb
  • stimu·lative·ness noun
  • hyper·stimu·lative adjective
  • non·stimu·lative adjective
  • over·stimu·lative adjective
  • over·stimu·lative·ly adverb
  • over·stimu·lative·ness noun
  • un·stimu·lative adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of stimulative1

First recorded in 1740–50; stimulate + -ive

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Example Sentences

Furthermore, he said, stimulative government aid like the CARES Act is meant to be “spent and magnify across the economy” in the near term by, for instance, leading to increased purchases at local businesses.

In the past, the Fed had said that it would start to unwind stimulative efforts once unemployment fell below 6.5 percent.

Only if interest rates are lower than their natural rate level is monetary policy stimulative.

They say publicly, as Senator Jon Kyl does in this clip, that the reduction has not had a stimulative effect.

They know full well that the stimulative effect of the reduction creates jobs, too.

It will necessarily be years before such projects will have a stimulative effect on growth.

It is in a measure the same sort of influence that in a later chapter is termed “stimulative education.”

The first German volume appeared in 1866; its stimulative effect upon musical Europe has been indicated.

Should have a wide circulation, it is interesting and stimulative.

Local applications, stimulative in character, are beneficial, and the internal administration of strychnin is indicated.

Deeply pitted in spots, showing bulbous eruptions, indicating the stimulative nature of this pigment.