/ˈstɪmjələtɪv/ (say 'stimyuhluhtiv)

1. serving to stimulate.
2. a stimulating agency.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • stimulative — index inducement, moving (evoking emotion), provocative, stimulus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stimulative — stimulate stim‧u‧late [ˈstɪmjleɪt] verb [transitive] to encourage an activity to begin or develop further: • Banks were urged to lower credit card interest rates to stimulate consumer spending. • Any increase in industrial activity will… …   Financial and business terms

  • stimulative — [[t]stɪ̱mjʊlətɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If a government policy has a stimulative effect on the economy, it encourages the economy to grow. It is possible that a tax cut might have some stimulative effect …   English dictionary

  • stimulative — adjective see stimulate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stimulative — stimulatively, adv. stimulativeness, n. /stim yeuh lay tiv/, adj. 1. serving to stimulate. n. 2. a stimulating agency. [1740 50; STIMULATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • stimulative — I. a. See stimulant. II. n. See stimulus …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stimulative — stim·u·la·tive …   English syllables

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