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 stimulant, as coffee, tea, or alcoholic liquor.
verb (used without object), stimulated, stimulating.
to act as a stimulus or stimulant.
(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
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.
[self-stawr-ij, -stohr-] /sɛlfˈstɔr ɪdʒ, -ˈstoʊr-/ adjective 1. noting or pertaining to a warehouse or other facility that rents units to people for storing personal possessions.
noun 1. the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor. 2. mental power, force, or vigor. 3. moral power, firmness, or courage. 4. power by reason of influence, authority, resources, numbers, etc. 5. number, as of personnel or ships in a force or body: a regiment with a strength of 3000. […]
adjective, stronger [strawng-ger, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-/ (Show IPA), strongest [strawng-gist, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-/ (Show IPA) 1. having, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust: a strong boy. 2. accompanied or delivered by great physical, mechanical, etc., power or force: a strong handshake; With one strong blow […]
noun, plural self-studies. 1. the study of something by oneself, as through books, records, etc., without direct supervision or attendance in a class: She learned to read German by self-study. 2. the study of oneself; self-examination. adjective 3. designed for or accomplished by self-study: a self-study course for learning German.