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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. 2017.
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  • So far I have merely described the observed diurnal variation of excitability.

    Life Movements in Plants Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
  • The excitability, irritation, and recklessness which had previously characterized them had disappeared.

    Clarence Bret Harte
  • Would not twenty years of oral communication and Spanish or Italian excitability suffice for the rooting of such a story?

    The Fair Haven Samuel Butler
  • The threshold of excitability changes under most various conditions.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • Lowering of temperature induced a depression of excitability, culminating in an abolition of response.

    Life Movements in Plants Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
  • His excitability was great: his self-control was not yet developed.

    Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore
  • One, his incessant restlessness and excitability—which may be caused, naturally enough, by unusual energy of character.

    The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
  • But this excitability was soothed by the country, and in his own parish he was at his best.

    Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore
  • She is excitable, but in her it's a fine kind of excitability.'

    On the Eve Ivan Turgenev
  • The most trifling circumstances stimulate their excitability.

    Lady Byron Vindicated Harriet Beecher Stowe

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