To arouse an organism to functional activity. (verb)
Examples of word stimulate
But all this print-money scheme will ever stimulate is inflation … in the months leading right-up to midterms.
What mothers should know about the patent medicine evil -- Tonics -- Used by temperance people because it could "stimulate" -- Stomach Bitters -- Blood
The 1.2 trillion ‘stimulus’ that didn’t stimulate is a prime example.
While our methods of treating acute diseases have a sedative effect, our treatment of chronic diseases is calculated to stimulate, that is, to arouse the sluggish organism to greater activity in order to produce the acute inflammatory reactions or healing crises.
President Obama is having to spend to get this ecomony going again, to create jobs, aka stimulate the economy.