excitative

adjective
ex·​cit·​ative | \ ik-ˈsī-tə-tiv How to pronounce excitative (audio) \

Definition of excitative

: tending to induce excitation (as of a neuron) excitative substances

First Known Use of excitative

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Excitative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excitative. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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