Definitions for stimulantˈstɪm yə lənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input(noun)

    any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

  2. stimulant, stimulant drug, excitant(adj)

    a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process

  3. stimulant, stimulating(adj)

    that stimulates

    "stimulant phenomena"

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  1. stimulant(Noun)

    A substance that acts to increase physiological or nervous activity in the body.

  2. stimulant(Noun)

    Something that promotes activity, interest, or enthusiasm.

  3. stimulant(Adjective)

    Acting as a stimulant.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Stimulant(adj)

    serving to stimulate

  2. Stimulant(adj)

    produced increased vital action in the organism, or in any of its parts

  3. Stimulant(noun)

    that which stimulates, provokes, or excites

  4. Stimulant(noun)

    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

  5. Origin: [L. stimulans, p. pr.; cf. F. stimulant. See Stimulate.]

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  1. Stimulant

    Stimulants are psychoactive drugs which induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical functions or both. Examples of these kinds of effects may include enhanced alertness, wakefulness, and locomotion, among others. Due to their effects typically having an "up" quality to them, stimulants are also occasionally referred to as "uppers". Depressants or "downers", which decrease mental and/or physical function, are in stark contrast to stimulants and are considered to be their functional opposites. Stimulants are widely used throughout the world as prescription medicines and as illicit substances of recreational use or abuse.

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