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 (ĭk-sī′tə-tĭv) or ex·ci·ta·to·ry (-sī′tə-tôr′ē)
Causing or tending to cause excitation.


(ɪkˈsaɪ tə tɪv)

also ex•cit′a•to`ry

(-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

tending to excite.
[1480–90; < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.excitative - (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
stimulative - capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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b) In the Excitative Stage patients are hydrophobic and can show paroxysmal spasm of the pharyngeal muscle, difficulty breathing, difficulty urinating and defecating, hidrosis, and hydrostomia.
a narcotic, hypnotic, or excitative drug or drug of any kind or nature.
Recently an article in a leading daily was highly quizzical of the nature of tactics employed by the Maoists and opined that 'a movement that used to claim that it targeted only combatants is increasingly resorting to excitative terrorism against non-combatants,' suggesting that 'a movement carried out in the name of India's poor has, for all practical purposes, degenerated into an inhuman cult of death.

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