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excitative

[ik-sahy-tuh-tiv] /ɪkˈsaɪ tə tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to excite.
Also, excitatory
[ik-sahy-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈsaɪ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of excitative
1480-1490
1480-90; < Middle French excitatif < Latin excitāt- (see excitation) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
nonexcitative, adjective
nonexcitatory, adjective
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  • In some magic, excitative flash of memory her breath began to quicken.

    Rainy Week Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

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