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[ik-sahy-tuh-bil-i-tee] /ɪkˌsaɪ təˈbɪl ɪ ti/
the quality of being excitable.
Physiology. irritability.
Origin of excitability
First recorded in 1780-90; excitable + -ity
Related forms
unexcitability, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We have to reckon with the headiness and excitability of youth.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • The threshold of excitability changes under most various conditions.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • His excitability was great: his self-control was not yet developed.

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore
  • But this excitability was soothed by the country, and in his own parish he was at his best.

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore
  • The excitability, irritation, and recklessness which had previously characterized them had disappeared.

    Clarence Bret Harte
  • Dr. Melton apparently was off on another tangent of excitability.

    The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield
  • He had seen his rage, and he knew the excitability innate in the whole family.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • The most trifling circumstances stimulate their excitability.

    Lady Byron Vindicated Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Excessive stimulation is found to reduce the excitability of an organ.

    Life Movements in Plants Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
  • I will now describe the effects of these various factors on excitability.

    Life Movements in Plants Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

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