Stimulant Stim"u*lant, a. [L. stimulans, p. pr.; cf. F. stimulant. See {Stimulate}.] 1. Serving to stimulate. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) Produced increased vital action in the organism, or in any of its parts. [1913 Webster]

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  • Stimulant — Stim u*lant, n. [Cf. F. stimulant.] 1. That which stimulates, provokes, or excites. [1913 Webster] His feelings had been exasperated by the constant application of stimulants. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol. & Med.) An agent which produces… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • stimulant — 1772 (adj.); 1794 (n.), from L. stimulantem (nom. stimulans), prp. of stimulare (see STIMULATION (Cf. stimulation)) …   Etymology dictionary

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