from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing or tending to cause excitation.

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  • adj. That causes excitation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having power to excite; tending or serving to excite; excitatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having power to excite; tending or serving to excite; excitatory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate


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  • If you haven't seen it before now take a trip over to the website of Telefís Éireann - as we culchies call it - and marvel at how John Waters somehow remains extraordinarily calm amidst Dunphy's tears and Harris's tales of his cancer treatment also intriguing to hear Senator Eoghan hark back to his Stickie days by making reference to Lenin and his remarks on "excitative terror".

    Three men and a buggered economy

  • Less practical surely than the fur coat, -- more amusing, certainly, than encyclopedias, -- the funny "false faces" grinned up at her with a curiously excitative audacity.

    Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs

  • The government, anticipating such acts of excitative terrorism from the Tigers, has repeatedly warned the public to be vigilant.

    Ministry of Defence - Sri Lanka (MOD)

  • Lenin also argued that the "spontaneous struggle" of the revolutionary intelligentsia did not lead to the creation of a revolutionary consciousness-it led only to acts of excitative terrorism (such as the Narodniks had futilely engaged in).



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