excitative

[ ik-sahy-tuh-tiv ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tə tɪv /
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adjective

tending to excite.

Nearby words

  1. excitable,
  2. excitable area,
  3. excitant,
  4. excitation,
  5. excitation wave,
  6. excitatory postsynaptic potential,
  7. excite,
  8. excited,
  9. excited state,
  10. excitement

Also ex·cit·a·to·ry [ik-sahy-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈsaɪ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of excitative

1480–90; < Middle French excitatif < Latin excitāt- (see excitation) + -īvus -ive

Related formsnon·ex·cit·a·tive, adjectivenon·ex·cit·a·to·ry, adjective

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Examples from the Web for excitative

  • In some magic, excitative flash of memory her breath began to quicken.

    Rainy Week|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott