STIMULATE By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 1. To animate, arouse or excite. 2. To apply a stimulus to a sensor receptor or an excitable cell. STIMULATE: "Stimulate means to arouse or excite." Related Psychology Terms SECOND MESSENGER RECEPTOR POTENTIAL RESTING POTENTIAL IONOTROPIC RECEPTOR STRETCH RECEPTOR SENSOR OLFACTORY RECEPTOR TYPE IV CELL SPECTRALLY OPPONENT CELL RECEPTOR SITE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "STIMULATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/stimulate/ (accessed January 17, 2020).