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stimulus

stim·u·lus

stimulus

 
 
pronunciation:
stIm y ls
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part of speech: noun
inflections: stimuli
definition 1: something that rouses or accelerates action, feeling, or thought.
synonyms:
stimulant
antonyms:
deterrent, discouragement
similar words:
animation, inducement, inspiration, prod
definition 2: something that provokes a response, esp. in an organ, nerve, or gland.
synonyms:
drug, stimulant
similar words:
goad
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