from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unexcitable; not to be easily excited or roused.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not susceptible of excitement; dull; lifeless; torpid.

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  • adjective Not excitable.


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  • The path which is safe and harmless for the dull and inexcitable -- the mere animals of the human race -- is beset with dangers for the ardent, the enthusiastic, the intellectual.

    The Young Lady's Mentor A Guide to the Formation of Character. In a Series of Letters to Her Unknown Friends An English Lady

  • Even the inexcitable old doctor had felt the attraction which had already conquered three such dissimilar people as Alban Morris, Cecilia

    I Say No Wilkie Collins 1856

  • Dr. Jacob Levitt, an associate professor at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and himself a periodic paralysis patient: In brief, it is a neuromuscular ion channelopathy where the voltage gating gets perturbed due to a mutation such that imbalances in potassium, inside and outside the cell, cause the voltage gate to shut off, rendering the muscle membrane inexcitable and thereby causing paralysis.

    The Full Feed from M.D. David Katz 2011

  • A Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test was performed using conventional techniques and each patient was categorized as primary demyelinating, primary axonal, inexcitable, equivocal, or normal using published criteria

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Thomas F. Wierzba et al. 2008

  • Comrade Blas Roca, who was an inseparable comrade in the struggle, a close friend and Lazaro Pena's political leader, wrote about him in 1938 the following beautiful lines: I met Lazaro Pena when he was already a union leader, when he was already a leader of the labor movement beloved by all for his inexcitable attitude, for his extraordinary courage in collective decisions, for his loyalty to the principles that he advocates and for his honesty in the defense of the interests of his class.


  • A large number of other properties of the nerve fibres vary with the speed of conduction, for instance, the duration of the impulse, its rate of rise, its size, the duration of the inexcitable or refractory period following each impulse, the threshold of excitation, the sensitivity of the discharge to pressure on the nerve and to asphyxia, in short, an array of properties connected with impulse conduction all of which need not vary in an exactly parallel manner.

    Physiology or Medicine 1944 - Presentation Speech 1945


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