adjective Date: 15th century tending to induce excitation (as of a neuron) <
excitative substances

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Excitative — Ex*cit a*tive, a. [Cf. F. excitatif.] Having power to excite; tending or serving to excite; excitatory. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excitative — /ik suy teuh tiv/, adj. tending to excite. Also, excitatory /ik suy teuh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1480 90; < MF excitatif < L excitat (see EXCITATION) + ivus IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • excitative — adjective That causes excitation …   Wiktionary

  • excitative — adj. tending to excite, rousing, provocative, tending to stir to action …   English contemporary dictionary

  • excitative — ex·cit·ative …   English syllables

  • excitative — ex•cit•a•tive [[t]ɪkˈsaɪ tə tɪv[/t]] also ex•cit′a•to ry [[t] ˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. tending to excite • Etymology: 1480–90; < MF …   From formal English to slang

  • excitative — adjective (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate • Syn: ↑excitant, ↑excitatory • Similar to: ↑stimulative • Derivationally related forms: ↑excite (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • excitatif — ⇒EXCITATIF, IVE, adj. Vx. Synon. de excitant. Qui excite, qui est propre à exciter. Remède excitatif. Potion excitative (Ac. 1798). Examinons successivement les effets de l habitude sous ces deux rapports, c est à dire sur les impressions… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Excitatory — Ex*cit a*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. excitatoire.] Tending to excite; containing excitement; excitative. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excitive — Ex*cit ive, a. Serving or tending to excite; excitative. [R.] Bamfield. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”