- adj. 刺激的，挑拨的；气人的
- n. 刺激物，挑拨物；兴奋剂
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- provocative (adj.)
- mid-15c., "eliciting," from Middle French provocatif (15c.) and directly from Late Latin provocativus "calling forth," from provocat-, past participle stem of Latin provocare (see provoke). Specifically of sexual desire from 1620s. Related: Provocatively; provocativeness. The earliest appearance of the word in English is as a noun meaning "an aphrodisiac" (early 15c.).
- 1. Some adolescents might be more sexually mature and provocative than others.
- 2. He doesn't really mean that—he's just being deliberately provocative.
- 3. She wore a very provocative dress.
- 4. His provocative words only fueled the argument further.
- 5. "Opium" is a provocative, sensual, and voluptuous fragrance which makes all your senses vibrate.
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