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excitative

[ik-sahy-tuh-tiv] /ɪkˈsaɪ tə tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to excite.
Also, excitatory
[ik-sahy-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈsaɪ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Middle French excitatif < Latin excitāt- (see excitation) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
nonexcitative, adjective
nonexcitatory, adjective
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  • Instead, ketamine acts on the neurotransmitter glutamate, the main excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain.
British Dictionary definitions for excitatory

excitant

/ɪkˈsaɪtənt; ˈɛksɪtənt/
adjective
1.
able to excite or stimulate
noun
2.
something, such as a drug or other agent, able to excite; stimulant
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