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  • adj. Having a stimulating effect.
  • n. That which stimulates; a stimulant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the quality of stimulating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the quality of stimulating; tending to stimulate.
  • n. That which stimulates; that which rouses into more vigorous action; a stimulant or incentive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent


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  • Compounding the long-term stimulative effect of higher confidence, the detailed nature of our tax system induces people, particularly at higher tax brackets, to do the kind of business-related spending that is most immediately stimulative.

    Dr. Philip Neches: Let the Tax Cuts Expire

  • According to the CBO it should be short term stimulative, but in the longer term will slow down the economy.

    Massive Government Stimulus Has Not Helped CAT as Promised - congressmanaaronschock’s Diary - RedState

  • Or did you go through here and see these things as long-term stimulative?

    CNN Transcript Feb 14, 2009

  • Now I will let any one of you all jump in here and answer this one, but how is something like that long-term stimulative?

    CNN Transcript Feb 14, 2009

  • Why did the president decide to spend so much money on one particular thing that does not have any short-term stimulative effects (OFF-MIKE)?

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2003

  • Prakken's firm estimates that the near-term stimulative provisions of the Obama program - infrastructure spending, the temporary payroll tax cuts and extended unemployment coverage - would create 1.3 million jobs in the first year and raise gross domestic product growth by 1.25 percentage points.

    News -

  • And if there's even a short-term stimulative gain from such benefits, it would likely help take some of the pain out of the current jobs crisis, which is fast becoming a crisis of long-term unemployment.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • These short-term stimulative things ... pump up some money in the quarter where they occur. ...

    Economist's View

  • These short-term stimulative things like rebates don't work.

    Democratic Strategist

  • If the lesson other countries draw from Japan's experience, he said, is that "short-term stimulative policy measures" are the only cure, then "they will face a risk of writing the wrong policy prescription." What's News US


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  • Ms. Maddow says this a lot. I would prefer stimulatory.

    February 8, 2009