Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • adjective Having great enthusiasm.
  • adjective physics Being in a state of higher energy.
  • adjective Having an erection; erect.
  • verb Past participle of excite

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

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

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Examples

  • The action current in the nerve _is from the relatively more excited to the relatively less excited_.

    Response in the Living and Non-Living

  • 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.

    E. Nina Rothe: Doha Tribeca Film Fest 2011: Nadine Labaki's Latest, Antonio Banderas, and the Wonder of Black Gold

  • 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.

    Winnipeg Sun

  • 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.

    Winnipeg Sun

  • 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.

    Big game tags

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

    To Build A Fire

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

    Matthew Yglesias » Coakley

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

    Big game tags

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