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excitable

[ik-sahy-tuh-buh l] /ɪkˈsaɪ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
easily excited:
Prima donnas had the reputation of being excitable and temperamental.
2.
capable of being excited.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Late Latin excitābilis. See excite, -able
Related forms
excitableness, noun
excitably, adverb
nonexcitable, adjective
nonexcitableness, noun
nonexcitably, adverb
unexcitable, adjective
unexcitablely, adverb
Synonyms
1. emotional, passionate, fiery.
Antonyms
1. placid.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonexcitable

excitable

/ɪkˈsaɪtəbəl/
adjective
1.
easily excited; volatile
2.
(esp of a nerve) ready to respond to a stimulus
Derived Forms
excitability, excitableness, noun
excitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nonexcitable

excitable

adj.

c.1600, from Late Latin excitabilis "inciting, animating," from excitare (see excite). Related: Excitability.

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nonexcitable in Medicine

excitable ex·cit·a·ble (ĭk-sī'tə-bəl)
adj.

  1. Capable of reacting to a stimulus. Used of a tissue, cell, or cell membrane.

  2. Capable of emotional arousal.


ex·cit'a·bil'i·ty or ex·cit'a·ble·ness n.
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