What does stimulant mean?

Definitions for stimulantˈstɪm yə lənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stimulant

    stim′ū-lant, adj. stimulating: increasing or exciting vital action.—n. anything that stimulates or excites: a stimulating medicine that increases the activity of the vital functions generally, or of one system or organ.—v.t. Stim′ulāte, to prick with anything sharp: to incite: to instigate: (physiol.) to produce increased action in.—n. Stimulā′tion, act of stimulating, or condition of being stimulated.—adj. Stim′ulātive, tending to stimulate.—n. that which stimulates or excites.—ns. Stim′ulātor, one who stimulates:—fem. Stim′ulātress; Stim′ulism, the practice of treating diseases by stimulation; Stim′ūlus, a goad: anything that rouses the mind, or that excites to action: a stimulant:—pl. Stim′ulī. [L. stimulus (for stigmulus)—Gr. stizein, to prick.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stimulant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stimulant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elbert Hubbard:

    Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant--the digitalis of failure.

  2. W. C. Fields:

    I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake--which I also keep handy.

  3. W.C. Fields:

    I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.

  4. John Reid:

    It won't be a major growth stimulant, but any extra liquidity provided will have to go somewhere, so it's too early to say the central bank era of elevating asset prices is over.

  5. Thomas Szasz:

    The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic --in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea --known to medical science is work.

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