Definitions of excitant
  1. noun
    a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
    synonyms: stimulant, stimulant drug
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    a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system
    a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire
    butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite
    a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers
    African tea, Arabian tea, cat, kat, khat, qat, quat
    the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant
    Ritalin, methylphenidate
    central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children
    a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)
    amphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulphate
    a sulfate derivative of amphetamine that is used as a stimulant for the central nervous system
    Benzedrine, bennie
    a form of amphetamine
    Dexedrine, dextroamphetamine sulphate
    an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant
    type of:
    a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  2. adjective
    (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
    synonyms: excitative, excitatory
    capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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