excited state

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excited state

n.
A state of a physical system in which the system has more than the minimum possible potential energy and is therefore often unstable.

excit′ed state′



n.
an energy level of a physical system, esp. an atom, molecule, or nucleus, that has higher energy than the ground state.
Translations
état excité
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