Excisive vs Excitive - What's the difference?

excisive | excitive |


As adjectives the difference between excisive and excitive

is that excisive is relating to, or causing excision while excitive is (archaic) excited.

As a noun excitive is

(archaic) that which excites; an excitant.

excisive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Relating to, or causing excision
  • excitive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (archaic) excited
  • * {{quote-book, year=1910, author=Compiled by Edwin Partridge Lehman and Julian Park, title=A Williams Anthology, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Our own sense of danger, together with the imaginative effect wrought upon our excitive minds by the dancing candlelight and the awesome shadows of the still house, gave a strange relish to our childhood reading. }}
  • Serving or tending to excite; excitative.
  • * 1818 , John Armstrong, Practical illustrations of the scarlet fever, measles, pulmonary consumption, and chronic diseases
  • What I have denominated the common excitive fever, is a febrile affection common to almost every climate, but particularly to that of Great Britain

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) That which excites; an excitant.