excitant

[ ik-sahyt-nt, ek-si-tuh nt ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪt nt, ˈɛk sɪ tənt /

adjective

exciting; stimulating.

noun

Physiology. something that excites; a stimulant.

Nearby words

  1. excision,
  2. excision biopsy,
  3. excitability,
  4. excitable,
  5. excitable area,
  6. excitation,
  7. excitation wave,
  8. excitative,
  9. excitatory postsynaptic potential,
  10. excite

Origin of excitant

1600–10; < Latin excitant- (stem of excitāns), present participle of excitāre. See excite, -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for excitant

excitant

/ (ɪkˈsaɪtənt, ˈɛksɪtənt) /

adjective Also: excitative (ɪkˈsaɪtətɪv), excitatory (ɪkˈsaɪtətərɪ, -trɪ)

able to excite or stimulate

noun

something, such as a drug or other agent, able to excite; stimulant
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