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See definition of excitant on Dictionary.com
  • as inimpulse
  • as inspur
  • as instimulant
  • as ingadfly

synonyms for excitant

  • desire
  • feeling
  • inclination
  • influence
  • instinct
  • motivation
  • motive
  • notion
  • passion
  • thought
  • whim
  • wish
  • actuation
  • appeal
  • bent
  • caprice
  • catalyst
  • disposition
  • extemporization
  • fancy
  • flash
  • goad
  • hunch
  • impulsion
  • incitation
  • incitement
  • inspiration
  • itch
  • lash
  • lust
  • mind
  • spontaneity
  • spur
  • urge
  • vagary
  • whimsy
  • yen
  • impellent
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antonyms for excitant

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  • concrete
  • discouragement
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • thing
  • reality
  • truth
  • block
  • discouragement
  • curb
  • prevention
  • deterrent
  • hindrance
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    How to use excitant in a sentence

    Their gestures were lost in the tumult and the darkness; what the crowd did see seemed to act only as an excitant.
    THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
    The child's song had been an excitant to the memory in recalling those first years in Auvergne.
    FLAMSTED QUARRIESMARY E. WALLER
    There was a readiness and suggestibility to respond to rumor or to the least excitant.
    CATASTROPHE AND SOCIAL CHANGESAMUEL HENRY PRINCE
    A smell of musk is also given off by several plants: it is a sexual excitant in the musk-deer, the musk-sheep, and the crocodile.
    EVOLUTION IN MODERN THOUGHTERNST HAECKEL
    The influence of dreams as an excitant of muscular movement will be hereafter discussed.
    INSOMNIA; AND OTHER DISORDERS OF SLEEPHENRY M. LYMAN
    First it made me wide awake, and acted as an excitant to the nerves, similar to coffee, but much more powerful.
    UNKNOWN MEXICO, VOLUME 1 (OF 2)CARL LUMHOLTZ
    In both of these batteries sulphuric acid solutions are used as the excitant between the elements.
    THE SUBMARINE IN WAR AND PEACESIMON LAKE
    For example, the exposure of a part of the body through a loss of the bed-clothes is a frequent excitant of distressing dreams.
    ILLUSIONSJAMES SULLY
    Brillat Savarin says of coffee, "It is beyond doubt that coffee acts upon the functions of the brain as an excitant."
    THE ART OF ENTERTAININGM. E. W. SHERWOOD
    As a sexual excitant, indeed, it comes far behind the stimuli received through the sense of sight.
    STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, VOLUME 4 (OF 6)HAVELOCK ELLIS
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO EXCITANT

    • annoyance
    • energizer
    • excitant
    • irritant
    • motivator
    • mover
    • pest
    • prod
    • spur
    • stimulator
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