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excitative

[ ik-sahy-tuh-tiv ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tə tɪv /
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adjective
tending to excite.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM excitative

non·ex·cit·a·tive, adjectivenon·ex·cit·a·to·ry, adjective
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How to use excitative in a sentence

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

    Rainy Week|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Rather inspiring too, sometimes, or at least soul excitative.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
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