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stimulant

stim·u·lant

stimulant

 
pronunciation:
stIm y lnt
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that temporarily arouses or speeds up a physical or mental activity or process.
synonyms:
stimulus
antonyms:
tranquilizer
similar words:
goad, prod
definition 2: any substance that, when ingested, produces a similar effect, such as caffeine, sugar, cocaine, and a variety of other drugs. (Cf. depressant.)
synonyms:
stimulus
antonyms:
anesthetic, depressant, downer, sedative, soporific, tranquilizer
similar words:
drug
definition 3: an incentive or goad.
Higher pay can be a stimulant to better performance.
synonyms:
goad, incentive, inducement, spur
antonyms:
deterrent
similar words:
encouragement, enticement, impetus, prod, stimulus
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