Translation of stimulate in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈstɪmjəleɪt; ˈstɪmjʊleɪt/


  • 1.1 [organism/nerves/circulation] estimular
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    • Intrauterine devices work primarily as a foreign body stimulating the immune system into producing an excess of leukocytes and prostaglandins.
    • Together, all of these treatments are supposed to cleanse your body and stimulate your immune system.
    • The cause of migraine is not fully understood but involves the balance between the body processes that stimulate the nervous system and those that relax it.
    1.2 [person] estimular; [interest/curiosity] despertar*, estimular; [debate] fomentar, estimular to stimulate sb to + infinitive/infinitivo estimular or alentar* a algn para que + subjunctive/subjuntivo
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    • This enthusiasm stimulates the interest of the reader.
    • Her infectious enthusiasm and personal encouragement stimulated many younger scientists to work in the field.
    • The unexpected discovery of this cycle has stimulated much interest in the field as well as in the popular press.
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    • The industry suggests a number of changes, which it said would contribute towards stimulating economic growth and development.
    • The ECB policy of cutting rates was and is designed to stimulate economic growth.
    • For many species, GA 3 produced by developing seeds stimulates the growth and maturation of that fruit.
    1.3 [investment/sales/demand] estimular, potenciar, promover*

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