from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being in a state of excitement; emotionally aroused; stirred.
  • adj. Physics Being at an energy level higher than the ground state.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having great enthusiasm.
  • adj. Being in a state of higher energy.
  • adj. Having an erection; erect.
  • v. Past participle of excite

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
  • adj. in an aroused state
  • adj. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
  • adj. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion


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  • The word excited does not even begin to describe how I feel about one day viewing a film based on Hamid's literary masterpiece, which still haunts my dreams with its bewildering final chapter.

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  • Noone, manager of psychiatric intensive care at the Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam, B.C., says the use of the term excited delirium when describing cause of death can result in the deceased being labelled as the culprit.

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  • The prospect of taking over the title excited Jake Critelli, a twin, who said it would make the students 'senior year a little more interesting than previous classes.

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  • Grandson just turned eleven, to say he was excited is an understatement.

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  • This unusual posture again excited suspicion, and the animal sidled mincingly away.

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  • I worked the polls for the primary, and the only people who came in excited were older white women and minority women.

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  • Of all the cool new stuff that came out of New York Comic Con this past week (god if only I could have been there), the thing that has me the most excited is a line of highly detailed Ghostbuster figures from Mattel.

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  • The second reason why I am so excited is Stampin 'Up announced a new Color Renovation for the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog!

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  • Let's be honest, here; The only reason people are excited is because they get to see a Freddy who is a return to form from his "Bugs Bunny with claws" persona, AND he gets to kill these fresh-faced teenagers in some fun, new ways.

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