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stimulant drug

Definition:

a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

stimulant drugs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

excitant | stimulant

Etymology:

from Latin stimulāns goading, from stimulāre to urge on; see stimulus
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Stimulant | Stimulants | psychostimulants | uppers

psychoactive drugs which induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical functions or both. Examples of these kinds of effects may include enhanced alertness, wakefulness, and locomotion, among others. Due to their effects typically having... (35 of 4374 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Stimulant

Collins Dictionary:

excitant | excitatory | excitative | stimulant [synonym, sense-specific]

able to excite or stimulate | something, such as a drug or other agent, able to excite; stimulant | [biology] able to excite or stimulate (23 of 258 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/excitant

Oxford Dictionary:

excitant

Syllabification: (ex·cit·ant) | [biology] | a substance that elicits an active physiological or behavioral response. (13 of 40 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/excitant

excitant [biology]

a substance which elicits an active physiological or behavioural response (10 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/excitant

Merriam-Webster:

excitant

tending to excite or augment (5 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/excitant

New World Dictionary:

excitant

stimulating | a stimulant (3 of 17 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/excitant

American Heritage Dictionary:

excitant

Tending to excite; stimulating. | An agent or stimulus that excites; a stimulant. (12 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/excitant

Random House Dictionary:

excitant

exciting; stimulating. | [physiology] something that excites; a stimulant. (8 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/excitant

Wiktionary:

excitant | excitants [plural] | exciting [synonym, sense-specific] | stimulating [synonym, sense-specific]

exciting; stimulating | Something that excites or stimulates; a stimulant (9 of 11 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/excitant

Britannica Encyclopedia:

stimulant [drug]

any drug that excites any bodily function, but more specifically those that stimulate the brain and central nervous system. Stimulants induce ... (21 of 433 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/566394​/stimulant

Columbia Encyclopedia:

stimulant

any substance that causes an increase in activity in various parts of the nervous system or directly increases muscle activity. Cerebral, or psychic, ... (23 of 270 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0846757​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

stimulant [countable] | stimulants [plural]

a substance that makes you feel more awake when you eat it or drink it ; a substance that makes a part of your body work faster or better | something ... (30 of 71 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/stimulant

Cambridge Dictionary:

stimulant

something which makes or causes something else to grow or develop | a substance, such as a drug, which makes the mind or body more active (25 of 51 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stimulant

Encarta Dictionary:

excitant | excitants [plural]

a drug that stimulates or augments a response | tending to excite or stimulate something (14 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609633​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

stimulant

First use: 18th century

Origin: from Latin stimulāns goading, from stimulāre to urge on; see stimulus

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/stimulant

Online Etymology:

stimulant

First use: 1772

Origin: (adjective); 1794 (Noun), from Latin stimulantem (nominative stimulans), present participle of stimulare.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=stimulant

Oxford Dictionary:

stimulant

First use: early 18th century

Origin: Latin stimulant- "urging, goading", from the verb stimulare

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/stimulant

New World Dictionary:

stimulant

Origin: Latin stimulans, present participle

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/stimulant

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

stimulant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "stimulant"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/stimulant

Macmillan American Dictionary:

stimulant [countable] | stimulants [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "stimulant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/stimulant

Macmillan British Dictionary:

stimulant [countable] | stimulants [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "stimulant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/stimulant

Cambridge Dictionary:

stimulant

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "stimulant"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "stimulant"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stimulant

the Free Dictionary:

stimulant

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "stimulant"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "stimulant"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "stimulant" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

stimulant | stimulants [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "stimulant"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

stimulant

Audio: North American pronunciation of "stimulant"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=stimul​01 word=stimulant

YourDictionary Audio:

stimulant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "stimulant" by speech synthesizer

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