excitable
adjective Date: 1609 1. capable of being readily roused into action or a state of excitement or irritability 2. capable of being activated by and reacting to stimuli <
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excitability nounexcitableness noun

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  • excitable — [ ɛksitabl ] adj. • 1812; h. XIVe; lat. excitabilis; de exciter 1 ♦ Cour. Prompt à s exciter, à s énerver. ⇒ coléreux, irritable, nerveux, susceptible. « Quand les hommes sont trop malheureux, ils deviennent excitables » (Taine). 2 ♦ Physiol. Qui …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Excitable — Ex*cit a*ble, a. [L. excitabilis inciting: cf. F. excitable.] Capable of being excited, or roused into action; susceptible of excitement; easily stirred up, or stimulated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excitable — adjetivo 1. (ser / estar) Que se excita con facilidad: Reconozco que en algunas ocasiones estoy muy excitable …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Excitable — may refer to: * a rock song on the 1987 Def Leppard album Hysteria * a hit song by the British band Amazulu …   Wikipedia

  • excitable — index demonstrative (expressive of emotion), fractious, hot blooded, restive, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • excitable — c.1600, from L.L. excitabilis inciting, animating, from excitare (see EXCITE (Cf. excite)). Related: Excitability …   Etymology dictionary

  • excitable — is spelt without an e in the middle …   Modern English usage

  • excitable — [adj] easily upset or inspired agitable, alarmable, demonstrative, edgy, emotional, enthusiastic, fidgety, fierce, fiery, galvanic, hasty, high strung, hot headed, hot tempered, hysterical, impatient, impetuous, impulsive, inflammable, intolerant …   New thesaurus

  • excitable — (Del lat. excitabĭlis). 1. adj. Capaz de ser excitado. 2. Que se excita fácilmente …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • excitable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily excited. DERIVATIVES excitability noun excitably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • excitable — [ek sīt′ə bəl, iksīt′ə bəl] adj. 1. that is easily excited 2. Physiol. capable of responding to the proper stimulus; irritable excitability n. excitably adv …   English World dictionary

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