Stimulant meaning

stĭmyə-lənt
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A food or drink, especially an alcoholic drink, believed to have a stimulating effect.
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The definition of a stimulant is something that raises activity and interest levels, or raises the level of physiological or nervous activity in the body.

Tax breaks that encourage business development are an example of a stimulant.

A cup of coffee is an example of a stimulant.

When you take cocaine and it gets your neurons firing faster, the cocaine is an example of a stimulant.

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An agent, especially a chemical agent such as caffeine, that temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.
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A stimulus or an incentive.
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Serving as or being a stimulus; stimulating.
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That stimulates; stimulating.
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Anything that stimulates.
  • Any drug, medicine, etc., as an amphetamine, caffeine, nicotine, or cocaine, that temporarily increases the activity of some vital process, organ, or system, esp. the nervous system.
  • An alcoholic drink: alcohol is physiologically a depressant.
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An agent, especially a chemical agent such as caffeine, that temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.
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An agent, especially a drug, that causes increased activity, especially of the nervous or cardiovascular systems. Caffeine is a commonly used stimulant.
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A substance that acts to increase physiological or nervous activity in the body.
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Something that promotes activity, interest, or enthusiasm.
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Acting as a stimulant.
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