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Stimulus

Stim´u`lus
n.1.A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus to labor and action.
2.(Physiol.) That which excites or produces a temporary increase of vital action, either in the whole organism or in any of its parts; especially (Physiol.), any substance or agent capable of evoking the activity of a nerve or irritable muscle, or capable of producing an impression upon a sensory organ or more particularly upon its specific end organ.
Noun1.stimulus - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
activator, aggravation, agitation, animation, animator, antecedents, arouser, arousing, bait, base, basis, boost, bribe, call, carrot, catalyst, causation, cause, cause and effect, determinant, determinative, electrification, element, encouragement, energizer, etiology, exacerbation, exasperation, excitation, excitement, exhilaration, factor, fillip, fomentation, galvanization, ground, grounds, human dynamo, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitation, incitement, inducement, inflammation, infuriation, instigation, interest, invitation, irritation, lathering up, life, lure, motivating force, motivation, motive power, occasion, payment, percentage, persuasive, perturbation, principle, profit, propellant, provocative, push, restorative, reward, spark plug, spur, steaming up, stimulant, stimulation, stimulative, stimulator, stirring, stirring up, sweetener, sweetening, tonic, urging, whet, whipping up, working up
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Stilton cheese
Stilts
Stilty
Stilwell
Stime
Stimey
Stimulant
stimulant drug
Stimulate
stimulated
stimulating
Stimulation
Stimulative
Stimulator
Stimulatress
Stimulism
-- Stimulus --
stimulus generalisation
stimulus generalization
Sting
Sting moth
sting operation
Sting ray
Sting winkle
Stingaree
stingaree-bush
Stingbull
Stinger
Stingfish
Stingily
Stinginess
Stinging
Stinging cell
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