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1‘a stimulant that has a direct effect on the nervous system’
tonic, restorative, reviver, energizer, refresher
informal pep pill, upper, pick-me-up, bracer
technical excitant, analeptic
2‘population growth is a major stimulant to industrial development’
stimulus, incentive, encouragement, impetus, inducement, fillip, boost, spur, prompt, prod, jog
provocation, goad, incitement
informal shot in the arm, kick up the backside
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