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stim·u·lant

 (stĭm′yə-lənt)
n.
1. An agent, especially a chemical agent such as caffeine, that temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.
2. A stimulus or an incentive: "An age of political excitement is usually a stimulant to literature" (Will Durant).
3. A food or drink, especially an alcoholic drink, believed to have a stimulating effect.
adj.
Serving as or being a stimulus; stimulating.

stimulant

(ˈstɪmjʊlənt)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a drug or similar substance that increases physiological activity, esp of a particular organ
2. any stimulating agent or thing
adj
(Physiology) increasing physiological activity; stimulating
[C18: from Latin stimulāns goading, from stimulāre to urge on; see stimulus]

stim•u•lant

(ˈstɪm yə lənt)

n.
1. a drug or other agent that temporarily quickens some vital process or the functional activity of some organ or part: a heart stimulant.
2. any food or beverage that stimulates, esp. coffee, tea, or, in its initial effect, alcoholic liquor.
3. a stimulus or incentive.
adj.
4. temporarily quickening some vital process or functional activity.
5. stimulating.
[1720–30; < Latin stimulant-, s. of stimulāns, present participle of stimulāre to goad. See stimulus, -ant]

stim·u·lant

(stĭm′yə-lənt)
A drug or other substance, such as caffeine, that speeds up or excites a body system, especially the nervous system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stimulant - any stimulating information or eventstimulant - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
elicitation, evocation, induction - stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors; "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"
kick - the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
turn-on - something causing excitement or stimulating interest
negative stimulation, turnoff - something causing antagonism or loss of interest
conditioned stimulus - the stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response
reinforcer, reinforcing stimulus, reinforcement - (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
discriminative stimulus, cue - a stimulus that provides information about what to do
positive stimulus - a stimulus with desirable consequences
negative stimulus - a stimulus with undesirable consequences
2.stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
analeptic - a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system
aphrodisiac - a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire
butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite - a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
kat, khat, qat, quat, African tea, Arabian tea, cat - the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant; "in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults"
methylphenidate, Ritalin - central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children
popper - a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)
Adj.1.stimulant - that stimulates; "stimulant phenomena"
stimulative - capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

stimulant

noun pick-me-up, tonic, restorative, upper (slang), reviver, bracer (informal) (informal), energizer, pep pill (informal), excitant, analeptic the use of a banned stimulant
downer (slang), sedative, depressant, tranquilliser, calmant

stimulant

noun
Something that causes and encourages a given response:
Translations
povzbuzující prostředek
stimulansstimulerende middel
izgatószer
örvandi lyf
tonizuojantis vaistas/gėrimas
uzbudinošs līdzeklis
povzbudzujúci prostriedok

stimulant

[ˈstɪmjʊlənt]
A. ADJestimulante
B. N (= drug, coffee, cigarettes) → estimulante m, excitante m (fig) → acicate m (to para)

stimulant

[ˈstɪmjʊlənt] nstimulant m

stimulant

nStimulans nt, → Anregungsmittel nt; (fig)Ansporn m

stimulant

[ˈstɪmjʊlənt] nstimolante m

stimulant

(ˈstimjulənt) noun
something, eg a medicine, drink etc that makes one more alert. tea, coffee and other stimulants.

stim·u·lant

n. estimulante, agente que produce una reacción.

stimulant

adj & n estimulante m
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