- tending to excite.
Also ex·cit·a·to·ry [ik-sahy-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈsaɪ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of excitative
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This intervention of an excitatory, stimulating, or liberating energy is universal.The Mechanism of Life
According to this view the excitatory fall of the leaf is a passive, rather than an active, movement.
The excitatory down movement is followed by recovery on the cessation of light.
The excitatory movement will now be the erection of the petiole, against gravity.
The conduction of excitation consists, on the other hand, of propagation of excitatory protoplasmic change.