1. [syn: stimulated, stirred, stirred up, aroused]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stimulate \Stim"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stimulated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Stimulating.] [L. stimulatus, p. p. of
stimulare to prick or goad on, to incite, fr. stimulus a
goad. See Stimulus.]
1. To excite as if with a goad; to excite, rouse, or animate,
to action or more vigorous exertion by some pungent motive
or by persuasion; as, to stimulate one by the hope of
reward, or by the prospect of glory.
To excite and stimulate us thereunto. --Dr. J.
2. (Physiol.) To excite; to irritate; especially, to excite
the activity of (a nerve or an irritable muscle), as by
Syn: To animate; incite; encourage; impel; urge; instigate;
irritate; exasperate; incense.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: emotionally aroused [syn: stimulated, stirred,
stirred up, aroused]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "stimulated":
actuated, agog, animated, aquiver, aroused, atingle, atwitter,
bursting, carried away, ebullient, effervescent, energized,
excited, exhilarated, fired, high, hopped up, impassioned,
impelled, inclined, inflamed, inner-directed, invigorated,
keyed up, lathered up, manic, minded, motivated, moved,
other-directed, prompted, ready to burst, reanimated, recharged,
recreated, refreshed, renewed, revived, roused, steamed up,
stirred, stirred up, thrilled, tingling, tingly, turned-on,
whipped up, worked up, wrought up, yeasty