ex·​cit·​ative ik-ˈsī-tə-tiv How to pronounce excitative (audio)
: tending to induce excitation (as of a neuron)
excitative substances

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of excitative was in the 15th century

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“Excitative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excitative. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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