Physiology, Medicine/Medical. something that temporarily quickens some vital process or the functional activity of some organ or part:
Adrenalin is a stimulant for the heart.
Compare (def 4).
any food or beverage that , especially coffee, tea, or, in its initial effect, alcoholic liquor.
a stimulus or incentive.
Physiology, Medicine/Medical. temporarily quickening some vital process or functional activity.
a drug or similar substance that increases physiological activity, esp of a particular organ
any stimulating agent or thing
increasing physiological activity; stimulating
1772 (adj.); 1794 (n.), from Latin stimulantem (nominative stimulans), present participle of stimulare (see stimulation).
stimulant stim·u·lant (stĭm’yə-lənt)
An agent that arouses organic activity, strengthens the action of the heart, increases vitality, and promotes a sense of well-being. adj.
Serving as or being a stimulant.
An agent, especially a drug, that causes increased activity, especially of the nervous or cardiovascular systems. Caffeine is a commonly used stimulant.
a narrative of short-story length that makes no effort to follow a plot and ignores structural conventions, character motivations, and the like.
importance attached to a thing: to lay stress upon good manners. Synonyms: significance, meaning, emphasis, consequence; weight, value, worth. Phonetics. emphasis in the form of prominent relative loudness of a syllable or a word as a result of special effort in utterance. Prosody. accent or emphasis on syllables in a metrical pattern; beat. emphasis in […]
the part of an ancient Greek choral ode answering a previous strophe, sung by the chorus when returning from left to right. the movement performed by the chorus while singing an antistrophe. Prosody. the second of two metrically corresponding systems in a poem. Compare (def 3). noun (in ancient Greek drama) the second of two […]
the right to vote, especially in a political election. a vote given in favor of a proposed measure, candidate, or the like. Ecclesiastical. a prayer, especially a short intercessory prayer or petition. Contemporary Examples Ironically, the weekend incident raises an important question about whether there truly is suffrage for Muslim women in America. Let These […]