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  • adjective Having a manner that stimulates.
  • verb Present participle of stimulate.

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  • adjective rousing or quickening activity or the senses
  • adjective that stimulates
  • adjective making lively and cheerful


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  • That is what I call stimulating Colonial production through the agency of price.

    Liberalism and the Social Problem Winston S. Churchill 1919

  • On each poster, the word "stimulating" is both italicized and underscored.

    Host 2005

  • On each poster, the word "stimulating" is both italicized and underscored.

    Host 2005

  • Of course the students at Yale are partying - they have it made with small classes, a student faculty ratio of something crazy like 3 to 1, no grades, great job prospects, hands on experience in stimulating clinics, study abroad opportunities at the world's best universities ... if that's not a reason to break out the champagne ... We're #76 2009

  • If I am reading Kyl correctly, he is saying let's keep the Bush tax cuts which have worked so well over the last 8 years in stimulating the economy, creating jobs and cutting the defit.

    Kyl calls for job creation 2010

  • Getty Images/Stock Illustration The payroll tax cut was sold in the name of stimulating growth and hiring, yet the economy has grown more slowly this year than in last year's fourth quarter.

    Obama's Real Revenue Problem 2011

  • I think the American Economic Association needs to do its part in stimulating the economy by hiring a decent graphic designer.

    Matthew Yglesias » Grounds for Optimism 2010

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Foghorn J. Leghorn, D-State, announced Tuesday that he had won an extra $14.7 million in stimulating funds from the solicitous Obama Administration for the people of seven congressional districts in Texas.

    Sen. Foghorn Leghorn (D): ‘Working for TX-45. Working for YOU.’ - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState 2009

  • I'd like you to know however that the reason I decided to get my Economics PhD and that I find it so stimulating is that I was introduced to the work of Kahneman and Tversky and Allais and others and it really struck a chord with me.

    Worrying About Demand, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009

  • That has to be a positive, as in stimulating the economy.

    Wall Street and health care under attack 2010


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