[ik-sahyt-nt, ek-si-tuh nt]


exciting; stimulating.


Physiology. something that excites; a stimulant.

Origin of excitant

1600–10; < Latin excitant- (stem of excitāns), present participle of excitāre. See excite, -ant
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adjective Also: excitative (ɪkˈsaɪtətɪv), excitatory (ɪkˈsaɪtətərɪ, -trɪ)

able to excite or stimulate


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