unstimulating


unstimulating

verb (used with object), stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing.

  1. to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on; incite: to stimulate his interest in mathematics.
  2. Physiology, Medicine/Medical. to excite (a nerve, gland, etc.) to its functional activity.
  3. to invigorate (a person) by a food or beverage containing a stimulant, as coffee, tea, or alcoholic liquor.

verb (used without object), stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing.

  1. to act as a stimulus or stimulant.

verb

  1. (tr; usually passive) to fill (a person) with ideas or enthusiasmhe was stimulated by the challenge
  2. (tr) physiol to excite (a nerve, organ, etc) with a stimulus
  3. to encourage (something) to start or progress furthera cut in interest rates should help stimulate economic recovery

v.1610s, from Latin stimulatus, past participle of stimulare (see stimulation). Related: Stimulated; stimulating. v.

  1. To arouse a body or a responsive structure to increased functional activity.

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