- exciting; stimulating.
- Physiology. something that excites; a stimulant.
Origin of excitant
Related Words for excitantdesire, thought, motivation, whim, wish, influence, motive, passion, instinct, feeling, notion, inclination, stimulus, impetus, catalyst, drug, motivator, hunch, yen, mind
Examples from the Web for excitant
Historical Examples of 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