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To spur on, instigate, arouse or excite to an excessive degree.

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Usage examples (34)
  • Verb (used with object) : to stimulate his interest in mathematics
  • We need to be careful that we do not overstimulate her.
  • Energy fields blend during sleep, which can overstimulate empaths.
  • By giving in to our cravings, he says, we overstimulate our dominant glands.
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