excitatory
adjective Date: 1803 exhibiting, resulting from, related to, or producing excitement or excitation <
excitatory nerve fibers
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  • Excitatory — Ex*cit a*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. excitatoire.] Tending to excite; containing excitement; excitative. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excitatory — [ik sīt′ə tivek΄sīt ə tôr΄ē, ik sītə tôr΄ē] adj. exciting or tending to excite: also excitative [ik sīt′ə tiv] * * * …   Universalium

  • excitatory — [ik sīt′ə tivek΄sīt ə tôr΄ē, ik sītə tôr΄ē] adj. exciting or tending to excite: also excitative [ik sīt′ə tiv] …   English World dictionary

  • excitatory — Tending to produce excitation. * * * ex·cit·ato·ry ik sīt ə .tōr ē, .tȯr adj 1) tending to induce excitation (as of a neuron) <excitatory substances> <excitatory and inhibitory pathways from the brain (W. G. Van der Kloot)> 2)… …   Medical dictionary

  • excitatory — excite ► VERB 1) cause strong feelings of enthusiasm and eagerness in. 2) arouse sexually. 3) give rise to (a feeling or reaction). 4) produce a state of increased energy or activity in (a physical or biological system). DERIVATIVES excitation… …   English terms dictionary

  • excitatory — adjective stimulating, exciting or causing excitation; excitative …   Wiktionary

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

  • excitatory — ex·cit·ato·ry …   English syllables

  • excitatory — /ɛksaɪˈteɪtəri/ (say eksuy taytuhree), / tri/ (say tree) adjective tending to excite. Also, excitative /əkˈsaɪtətɪv/ (say uhk suytuhtiv), /ɛk / (say ek ) …   Australian English dictionary

  • excitatory — adjective (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑excitant, ↑excitative • Similar to: ↑stimulative • Derivationally related forms: ↑excite, ↑excite …   Useful english dictionary

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