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excitability

[ik-sahy-tuh-bil-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the quality of being excitable.
  2. Physiology. irritability.
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Origin of excitability

First recorded in 1780–90; excitable + -ity
Related formsun·ex·cit·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for excitability

Historical Examples

  • 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

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

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore

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

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore

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

    Clarence

    Bret Harte