1 rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion" [ant: unstimulating]
2 that stimulates; "stimulant phenomena" [syn: stimulant]
3 making lively and cheerful; "the exhilarating effect of mountain air" [syn: exhilarating]
- In a manner that stimulates.
- present participle of stimulate
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