形容词:stimulative 副词:stimulatingly 名词:stimulater 动词过去式:stimulated 过去分词:stimulated 现在分词:stimulating 第三人称单数:stimulates
1 [Tn, Tn.pr, Cn.t] ~ sb/sth (to sth) make sb/sth more active or alert; arouse sb/sth 使某人[某事物]奋发起来; 刺激、激励某人[某事物]
*Praise always stimulates him to further efforts/to make greater efforts. 一表扬他就能激励他更加努力.
* The exhibition stimulated interest in the artist's work. 这次展览引起人们对这位艺术家的作品的兴趣.
2 [Tn, Cn.t] cause (sth) to work or function 促使（某事物）发挥作用
*a hormone that stimulates ovulation 促进排卵的激素.
3 [Tn] arouse the interest and excitement of (sb) 激发（某人）的兴趣和热情
*a low level of conversation that failed to stimulate me 不能引起我兴趣的程度很低的会话.
[Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin: , past participle of stimulare, from stimulus; STIMULUS]
to encourage or help an activity to begin or develop further
stimulate growth/demand/the economy etc
the President's plan to stimulate economic growth
to encourage someone by making them excited about and interested in something
Her interest in art was stimulated by her father.
stimulate sb to do sth
An inspiring teacher can stimulate students to succeed.
to make a plant or part of the body become active or stronger
Light stimulates plant growth.
>stimulative [-lətɪv (US) -leɪtɪv/
1. The advertisements declare that active ingredients stimulate cells deep in the skin's layers to divide, so replacing old cells and effectively renewing the skin. 广告声称那些活性因子能刺激皮肤深层的细胞分裂，以此来替换旧细胞，并有效地更新皮肤。
2. Pierce J. Howard, another expert, says new research indicates that physical exercise increases the amount of certain brain chemicals that stimulate growth of nerve cells. 另一名专家皮尔斯·J. 霍华德说，新的研究表明，体育锻炼提高了大脑中某些激发神经细胞生长的脑化学物质的含量。
3. It failed to stimulate a surge of investment in industry. 这没能促使工业投资激增。