[ ik-sahy-tuh-tiv ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tə tɪv /


tending to excite.
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