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ex·cit·a·ble

 (ĭk-sī′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Easily excited.
2. Capable of responding to stimuli.

ex·cit′a·bil′i·ty, ex·cit′a·ble·ness n.
ex·cit′a·bly adv.

excitable

(ɪkˈsaɪtəbəl)
adj
1. easily excited; volatile
2. (Physiology) (esp of a nerve) ready to respond to a stimulus
exˌcitaˈbility, exˈcitableness n
exˈcitably adv

ex•cit•a•ble

(ɪkˈsaɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. easily excited.
2. Physiol. capable of responding to a stimulus; irritable.
[1600–10; < Late Latin]
ex•cit`a•bil′i•ty, ex•cit′a•ble•ness, n.
ex•cit′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.excitable - easily excited
unexcitable - not easily excited; "an unexcitable temperament"
2.excitable - capable of responding to stimuli
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
sensitive - responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"

excitable

Translations
سَريع التَّهَيُّج
irritabelpirrelig
izgulékony
bráîur, uppstökkur
çabuk heyecanlanan

excitable

[ɪkˈsaɪtəbl] ADJ [person, creature] → excitable; [mood, temperament] → nervioso

excitable

[ɪkˈsaɪtəbəl] adjexcitable

excitable

adj
person, animalleicht erregbar; in an excitable stateerregt; to become or get excitableerregt werden
(Med) → reizbar

excitable

[ɪkˈsaɪtəbl] adjeccitabile

excite

(ikˈsait) verb
1. to cause or rouse strong feelings of expectation, happiness etc in. The children were excited at the thought of the party.
2. to cause or rouse (feelings, emotions etc). The book did not excite my interest.
exˈcitable adjective
easily becoming excited or upset.
exˌcitaˈbility noun
exˈcited adjective
exˈcitedly adverb
exˈcitement noun
His arrival caused great excitement; the excitement of travel.
exˈciting adjective
an exciting adventure.
References in classic literature ?
The next passenger who got up and placed himself by my side was a florid, excitable, confused-looking gentleman, excessively talkative and familiar.
There was a red-eyed little Jew who came into the Close while I was loitering there, in company with a second little Jew whom he sent upon an errand; and while the messenger was gone, I remarked this Jew, who was of a highly excitable temperament, performing a jig of anxiety under a lamp-post and accompanying himself, in a kind of frenzy, with the words, "Oh Jaggerth, Jaggerth, Jaggerth
There was some booing from those more thoughtless and excitable souls to whom a crowd is always an occasion for noise and horse-play.
Stroeve had always been excitable, but now he was beside himself; there was no reasoning with him.
An Italian is self-assured because he is excitable and easily forgets himself and other people.
My host was of a less excitable temperament, and, although greatly depressed in spirits, exerted himself to sustain my own.
Michael possessed no trace of hysteria, though he was more temperamentally excitable and explosive than his blood-brother Jerry, while his father and mother were a sedate old couple indeed compared with him.
Post that in red letters six feet high, on a black ground, all over London--and trust the excitable public to crowd into the theatre!
exclaimed the excitable man, as he shook hands with Tom and Ned and noted the packing evidences all about.
Oh, it was a trap--not designed, but deep--to my imagination, to my delicacy, perhaps to my vanity; to whatever, in me, was most excitable.
Tess's excitable heart beat against his by way of reply; and there they stood upon the red-brick floor of the entry, the sun slanting in by the window upon his back, as he held her tightly to his breast; upon her inclining face, upon the blue veins of her temple, upon her naked arm, and her neck, and into the depths of her hair.
The business-like air with which two of them will join hands and proceed due east at a break-neck toddle, while an excitable big sister is roaring for them to follow her in a westerly direction, is most amusing--except, perhaps, for the big sister.