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Definition of Excitant

  • Tending to excite; exciting.
  • An agent or influence which arouses vital activity, or produces increased action, in a living organism or in any of its tissues or parts; a stimulant.
  • a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process

How to use excitant in a sentence. Excitant pronunciation.

It is said that the favors given by the ladies to the knights in the Middle Ages were not only tokens of remembrance and appreciation, but sexual excitants as well.
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The delight of the heroines of flagellation, Maria Magdalena of Pazzi and Elizabeth of Genton, in being whipped on the naked loins, and thus calling up sensual and lascivious fancies, clearly shows the significance of flagellation as a sexual excitant.
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Various kinds of poisons circulating in the blood, both depressants and excitants, may affect the rapidity or the regularity of the heart.
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Persons who are nervously irritable, excited and overstimulated cerebrally, with or without high blood pressure, should not take this cerebral and nervous excitant.
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Certainly the five o'clock tea, with women, is on the increase, and we must deal with one more cerebral and nervous excitant in our consideration of what we shall do to slow this rapid age.
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While it is the contact through the sense of touch that acts both as the most natural and most complete expression of love between the sexes and a powerful sexual excitant, there is a contact of the eyes of adolescent and adult lovers,-a sort of embrace by means of the eyes-that is as exciting to many as contact through touch.
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It is a solvent and not an excitant.
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M. de Saint-Alban qui a sollicité l'ordre de mon enlèvement: elle prétend aussi qu'il avoit de l'amour pour moi, et que mon père, qui s'en étoit apperçu, n'a réussi auprès de lui qu'en excitant sa jalousie.
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The widow Mary, in her later years, made many pilgrimages to holy places and saintly persons, and among others to Agne, the recluse; but she would never be induced to visit Cyrenaica, whither she was frequently invited by her children and grandchildren; some more powerful excitant was needed to prompt her to face the discomforts of a journey.
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There is something excitant in the wine; doubly so in the sparkling wine, which the moment it touches the lips sends an electric telegram of comfort to every remote nerve.
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Now the emotions are as purely motor excitants as is pain.
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In children almost any unexpected phenomenon, such as a sudden "booing" from behind a door, is attended by laughter, and in like manner the kinetic reaction produced by the innumerable threats of danger which are suddenly averted, a breach of the conventions, a sudden relief from acute nervous tension; a surprise-indeed, any excitant to which there is no predetermined method of giving a physical response- may be neutralized by the excitation of the mechanism of laughter.
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Anger, fear, and grief are also strong excitants and, therefore, are stimuli to motor activity.
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It is obvious that whatever the excitant the physico-chemical action of the brain and the ductless glands cannot be reversed-the effect of the stimulus cannot be recalled, therefore either a purposeful muscular act or a neutralizing act must be performed or else the liberated energy must smoulder in the various parts of the body.
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The extent to which the threshold to pain or to any other excitant is affected by Graves' disease is illustrated by the almost fatal reaction which I once saw result from the mere pricking with a hypodermic needle of a patient with this disease.
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Opium, the type of the latter class, is in its primary action excitant, but secondarily narcotic.
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The scant costumes permitted, with their conscious endeavor to reveal the feminine form as alluringly as possible, the voluptuous dances and ballets, the jokes, stories, and suggestive gestures, and often the low moral tone of the play, making light of sacred matters and encouraging lax ideas on sex relations, are powerful excitants.
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Examples of Excitant

Example #1
In his remarkable "Osphresiologie," Cloquet calls attention to the sexual pleasure excited by the odors of flowers, and tells how Richelieu excited his sexual functions by living in an atmosphere loaded with these perfumes.
Example #2
Binet maintains that these articles play the part of the "fetich" in early theology.
Example #3
At last, in despair at his condition, I ordered him to be undressed and put to bed, and steadily pushed the Fowler's solution of arsenic until he was taking ten drops three times a day, when, to my great surprise, he began to improve rapidly, and at the end of six weeks was perfectly well.
Example #4
But, as far as I know, this is the only instance of this observation on record.
Example #5
Therefore, if it is decided that a given heart is abnormally slow or abnormally rapid or is decidedly irregular or intermittent, the various causes for such interference with its normal activity must be investigated and admitted or excluded as causative factors. Many investigations of the rhythm of children's pulses have been made, and some of the later investigations seem to show that not more than 40 percent are regular, the remaining 60 percent varying from mild irregularity to extreme irregularity.
Example #6
It may be slowed or made rapid by reflex irritations, and it may be seriously interfered with by cerebral lesions; pressure on the vagus centers in the medulla oblongata will make it very slow.