from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Descriptive of an existing condition or state that caused, predisposed for or excited a present condition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Beginning; predisposing; exciting; initial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being the immediate cause; in medicine, noting a cause which immediately kindles a disease into action when there exists a predisposition to it. The procatarctic cause is often denominated the exciting cause. See efficient cause, under efficient.
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