[ik-sahyt-nt, ek-si-tuh nt]
- exciting; stimulating.
- Physiology. something that excites; a stimulant.
Origin of excitant
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Examples from the Web for excitant
The magic love-philtre is the excitant in this story of rapture and gloom.The Complete Opera Book
As an excitant emetic; in cases of poisoning by narcotics, &c.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
He should be a sedative and an inspiration to the patient, not an irritant or an excitant.Studies in the Epistle of James
A. T. Robertson
There was a readiness and suggestibility to respond to rumor or to the least excitant.Catastrophe and Social Change
Samuel Henry Prince
At its first creation, like caloric, it was in a latent state, as no excitant as yet had put it in motion.
- able to excite or stimulate
- something, such as a drug or other agent, able to excite; stimulant
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