stimulant Definition

  • 1a substance that raises levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body
  • 2something that encourages or causes activity, especially in the brain

Using stimulant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "stimulant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Caffeine is a common stimulant found in coffee and tea.

  • Example

    The drug acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system.

  • Example

    The music was a stimulant for creativity.

  • Example

    The new project provided a stimulant for the team's motivation.

stimulant Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for stimulant

Antonyms for stimulant

Phrases with stimulant

  • a substance that increases hunger or desire to eat


    The doctor prescribed an appetite stimulant for the patient who had lost their appetite.

  • a substance that enhances sexual desire or performance


    Some people use herbal supplements as sexual stimulants.

  • a substance that enhances cognitive function or mental alertness


    Students sometimes use energy drinks as a brain stimulant during exams.


Summary: stimulant in Brief

A 'stimulant' [ˈstɪmjʊlənt] is a substance or thing that increases physiological or nervous activity, or encourages activity in the brain. Examples of stimulants include caffeine and drugs that act on the central nervous system. Stimulants can also be non-physical, such as music or a new project, which can stimulate creativity or motivation. Phrases like 'appetite stimulant,' 'sexual stimulant,' and 'brain stimulant' refer to substances that enhance specific functions.

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