excitant
adjective Date: 1607 tending to excite or augment <
excitant drugs
>
excitant noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • excitant — excitant, ante [ ɛksitɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • 1613; de exciter 1 ♦ Qui excite; qui éveille des sensations, des sentiments. ⇒ émouvant, troublant. Lecture, étude excitante pour l esprit. ⇒ enivrant, grisant , passionnant. Projet excitant. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • excitant — EXCITÁNT, Ă, excitanţi, te, adj., s.n. 1. adj. Care excită; excitator (1). 2. s.n. Substanţă care stimulează capacitatea funcţională a organismului; ceea ce provoacă o excitaţie. – Din fr. excitant. Trimis de ionel bufu, 16.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 …   Dicționar Român

  • Excitant — Ex*cit ant, a. [L. excitans, antis, p. pr. of excitare: cf. F. excitant.] Tending to excite; exciting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excitant — excitant, ante (è ksi tan, tan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de médecine. Qui a pour effet d augmenter l action vitale des organes.    S. m. Les excitants. Un excitant. 2°   Terme de théologie. Grâce excitante, grâce qui excite seulement sans déterminer.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Excitant — Ex*cit ant, n. (Physiol.) An agent or influence which arouses vital activity, or produces increased action, in a living organism or in any of its tissues or parts; a stimulant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excitant — index catalyst, stimulus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • excitant — *stimulus, stimulant, incitement, impetus …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • excitant — [ek sīt′ nt, iksīt′ənt; ek′sə tənt] adj. [L excitans, prp. of excitare: see EXCITE] stimulating n. a stimulant …   English World dictionary

  • EXCITANT — ANTE. adj. T. de Médec. Qui est propre à exciter, qui ranime les forces. Remède excitant. Potion excitante. On dit aussi, mais rarement, Excitatif, ive.   Il s emploie plus ordinairement comme substantif, au masculin. Donner, administrer des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • excitant — SYN: stimulant. [L. excito, pp. atus, pres. p. ans, to arouse] * * * ex·ci·tant ik sīt ənt, ek sət ənt adj tending to excite or augment <excitant drugs> excitant n an agent that arouses or augments physiological activity (as of the nervous… …   Medical dictionary

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