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Meaning of STIMULANT

Pronunciation:  'stimyulunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
  2. [n]  any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
  3. [adj]  that stimulates; "stimulant phenomena"

STIMULANT is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: input, stimulant drug, stimulating, stimulation, stimulative, stimulus
 See Also: Adam, amphetamine, analeptic, aphrodisiac, butyl nitrite, conditioned stimulus, cue, discriminative stimulus, drug, ecstasy, elicitation, evocation, induction, information, isobutyl nitrite, kick, MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, methylphenidate, negative stimulation, negative stimulus, pep pill, popper, positive stimulus, reinforcement, reinforcer, reinforcing stimulus, Ritalin, speed, turnoff, turn-on, upper, X



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stim"u*lant\, a. [L. stimulans, p. pr.; cf. F.
    stimulant. See {Stimulate}.]
    1. Serving to stimulate.
    2. (Physiol.) Produced increased vital action in the
       organism, or in any of its parts.
  2. \Stim"u*lant\, n. [Cf. F. stimulant.]
    1. That which stimulates, provokes, or excites.
             His feelings had been exasperated by the constant
             application of stimulants.            --Macaulay.
    2. (Physiol. & Med.) An agent which produces a temporary
       increase of vital activity in the organism, or in any of
       its parts; -- sometimes used without qualification to
       signify an alcoholic beverage used as a stimulant.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Stimulates (temporarily arouses or accelerates) physiological activity of an organ or organ system.