excitable

[ ik-sahy-tuh-buhl ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tə bəl /

adjective

easily excited: Prima donnas had the reputation of being excitable and temperamental.
capable of being excited.

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Origin of excitable

From the Late Latin word excitābilis, dating back to 1600–10. See excite, -able

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British Dictionary definitions for excitable

excitable
/ (ɪkˈsaɪtəbəl) /

adjective

easily excited; volatile
(esp of a nerve) ready to respond to a stimulus

Derived forms of excitable

excitability or excitableness, nounexcitably, adverb
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Medical definitions for excitable

excitable
[ ĭk-sītə-bəl ]

adj.

Capable of reacting to a stimulus. Used of a tissue, cell, or cell membrane.
Capable of emotional arousal.

Other words from excitable

ex•cit′a•bili•ty null n.
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