Notebook, 1993-



Invigoration [of action, feeling, thought, effort] . . . . Encouragement, Incitement, Provocation . . . . To Rouse, Quicken, Excite . . . .

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Stimulus n. 1. something that incites or quickens action, feeling, thought, etc. . .-Syn. incitement, provocation. 2. stimulant. -Ant. 1. discouragement.

Stimulate. v.t. 1. to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; incite. 2. Physiol., Med. to excite [a nerve, gland, etc.] to its functional activity. 3. to invigorate by a food or beverage containing a stimulant. -v.i. 4. to act as as stimulus or stimulant. [< L stimulát(us) [ptp. of stimuláre to goad]. -Syn. 1. arouse, activate, excite. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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