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STIMULATING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stimulating mean? 

STIMULATING (adjective)
  The adjective STIMULATING has 3 senses:

1. rousing or quickening activity or the senses
2. that stimulates
3. making lively and cheerful

  Familiarity information: STIMULATING used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STIMULATING (adjective)


Sense 1stimulating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rousing or quickening activity or the senses

Context example:

a stimulating discussion

Similar:

thrilling (causing quivering or shivering as by cold or fear or electric shock)

rousing; stirring (capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement)

piquant; salty (engagingly stimulating or provocative)

exciting (stimulating interest and discussion)

challenging; thought-provoking (stimulating interest or thought)

Also:

moving (arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion)

invigorating (imparting strength and vitality)

interesting (arousing or holding the attention)

exciting (creating or arousing excitement)

stimulative (capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent)

Antonym:

unstimulating (not stimulating)


Sense 2stimulating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

That stimulates

Synonyms:

stimulant; stimulating

Context example:

stimulant phenomena

Similar:

stimulative (capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent)


Sense 3stimulating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Making lively and cheerful

Synonyms:

exhilarating; stimulating

Context example:

the exhilarating effect of mountain air

Similar:

invigorating (imparting strength and vitality)


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