[stim-yuh-leyt] /ˈstɪm yəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), stimulated, stimulating.
to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on; incite:
to stimulate his interest in mathematics.
Physiology, Medicine/Medical. to excite (a nerve, gland, etc.) to its functional activity.
to invigorate (a person) by a food or beverage containing a , as coffee, tea, or alcoholic liquor.
verb (used without object), stimulated, stimulating.
to act as a or .
(transitive; usually passive) to fill (a person) with ideas or enthusiasm: he was stimulated by the challenge
(transitive) (physiol) to excite (a nerve, organ, etc) with a stimulus
to encourage (something) to start or progress further: a cut in interest rates should help stimulate economic recovery
1610s, from Latin stimulatus, past participle of stimulare (see stimulation). Related: Stimulated; stimulating.
stimulate stim·u·late (stĭm’yə-lāt’)
v. stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing, stim·u·lates
To arouse a body or a responsive structure to increased functional activity.
[noun oh-ver-stich; verb oh-ver-stich] /noun ˈoʊ vərˌstɪtʃ; verb ˌoʊ vərˈstɪtʃ/ Sewing. noun 1. a made with a sewing machine, for binding or finishing a raw edge or hem. verb (used with or without object) 2. to sew with overstitches.
[verb oh-ver-stok; noun oh-ver-stok] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈstɒk; noun ˈoʊ vərˌstɒk/ verb (used with object) 1. to to excess: We are overstocked on this item. noun 2. a that is larger than the actual need or demand. /ˌəʊvəˈstɒk/ verb (transitive) 1. to hold or supply (a commodity) in excess of requirements 2. to run more farm […]
[verb oh-ver-stok; noun oh-ver-stok] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈstɒk; noun ˈoʊ vərˌstɒk/ verb (used with object) 1. to to excess: We are overstocked on this item. noun 2. a that is larger than the actual need or demand. [stok-ing] /ˈstɒk ɪŋ/ noun 1. a close-fitting covering for the foot and part of the leg, usually knitted, of […]
[oh-ver-stoo d] /ˌoʊ vərˈstʊd/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of . [oh-ver-stand] /ˌoʊ vərˈstænd/ verb (used without object), overstood, overstanding. Nautical. 1. (def 13). v. “to stand over or beside,” from Old English oferstandan; see over- + stand (v.).