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stimulant (adj.)

1772, from French stimulant or directly from Latin stimulantem (nominative stimulans), present participle of stimulare "to prick, urge, stimulate" (see stimulation). As a noun from 1794.

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Definitions of stimulant from WordNet
1
stimulant (n.)
any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action;
Synonyms: stimulation / stimulus / input
stimulant (n.)
a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process;
Synonyms: stimulant drug / excitant
2
stimulant (adj.)
that stimulates;
stimulant phenomena
Synonyms: stimulating
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