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excitant

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

exciting; stimulating.

noun

Physiology. something that excites; a stimulant.

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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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