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synonyms for stimulates

  • arouse
  • encourage
  • inspire
  • prompt
  • quicken
  • spark
  • spur
  • trigger
  • vitalize
  • activate
  • animate
  • commove
  • dynamize
  • elate
  • energize
  • enliven
  • exhilarate
  • fan
  • fire
  • foment
  • foster
  • galvanize
  • goad
  • grab
  • hook
  • impel
  • incite
  • inflame
  • innervate
  • instigate
  • jazz
  • motivate
  • move
  • perk
  • pique
  • prod
  • rouse
  • send
  • spirit
  • support
  • urge
  • vivify
  • whet
  • build a fire under
  • fire up
  • get one going
  • get one started
  • innerve
  • juice
  • key up
  • set up
  • steam up
  • stir up
  • turn on
  • wake up
  • work up

antonyms for stimulates

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  • block
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • stop
  • bore
  • dampen
  • delay
  • depress
  • deter
  • dishearten
  • dull
  • let go
  • neglect
  • release
  • tire
  • calm
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How to use stimulates in a sentence

Sleep stimulates thought, and sometimes a pipe will bring sleep, but trust it not of itself for either thought or strength.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The first breath of fresh air in two weeks violently stimulates my longing for liberty.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
It cools the mouth, quenches the thirst, stimulates the desire to be at them again, and improves the play.
THE GOLD BATP. G. WODEHOUSE
It stimulates metabolic activity of tissue cells and secures more complete oxidation of energy-yielding elements.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
It is possible that the reflected impulse stimulates trophic nerves.
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE CHILDALBERT MOLL
In very small amounts alcohol stimulates the secretion of the salivary and gastric glands, and thus appears to aid in digestion.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
The variety thus introduced stimulates a spirit of interest and rivalry that robs the drill of much of its monotony.
MANUAL OF MILITARY TRAININGJAMES A. MOSS
Genius stimulates and enterprise multiplies all the energies and aims of emancipated millions.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
This contains no food value, and does not ferment, but fills the lower bowel and stimulates it to activity.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
It is just as true in her case as in man's, that proper brain activity stimulates physical activity.
THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
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