- 1 stimulate something to make something develop or become more active; to encourage something The exhibit has stimulated interest in her work. The article can be used to stimulate discussion among students. a government package designed to stimulate economic growth
- 2 to make someone interested and excited about something stimulate somebody Parents should give children books that stimulate them. stimulate somebody to do something The conference stimulated him to study the subject in more depth.
- 3stimulate something (technology) to make a part of the body function The women were given fertility drugs to stimulate the ovaries.
NAmE//ˈstɪmyəˌleɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stimulate
he / she / it stimulates
past simple stimulated
-ing form stimulating
stimulationjump to other results
NAmE//ˌstɪmyəˈleɪʃn//noun [uncountable] sensory/intellectual/sexual/visual/physical stimulation