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ex-stĭmŭlo (ext- ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to prick up, to goad (poet. and in post-Aug. prose). *
I. Lit.: “aculeo,Plin. 9, 37, 61, § 132.—
II. Trop., to goad on, excite, instigate, stimulate: “aliquem dictis,Ov. F. 6, 588: “corda furore bellandi,Sil. 1, 38; cf.: “armentum libidinis furiis,Col. 6, 27, 3: “tigrim fame,Ov. M. 5, 165: “animum,Tac. A. 15, 50: “libidinem,Col. 8, 11, 8: “fata cessantia,” i. e. to hasten death, Ov. Tr. 3, 2, 29. —Pass.: “exstimulatur a libertis, ut ostenderet,Tac. A. 4, 59.
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