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excitable

[ik-sahy-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
easily excited: Prima donnas had the reputation of being excitable and temperamental.
2.
capable of being excited.

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin excitābilis. See excite, -able

excitableness, noun
excitably, adverb
nonexcitable, adjective
nonexcitableness, noun
nonexcitably, adverb
unexcitable, adjective
unexcitablely, adverb


1. emotional, passionate, fiery.


1. placid.
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excitable (ɪkˈsaɪtəbəl)
 
adj
1.  easily excited; volatile
2.  (esp of a nerve) ready to respond to a stimulus
 
excita'bility
 
n
 
ex'citableness
 
n
 
ex'citably
 
adv

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excitable
c.1600, from L. excitabilis, from excitare (see excite). Related: Excitability.
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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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