excited

[ ik-sahy-tid ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tɪd /

adjective

stirred emotionally; agitated: An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the famed rock group.
stimulated to activity; brisk: an excited buying and selling of stocks.

Origin of excited

First recorded in 1650–60; excite + -ed2

Related forms

Can be confused

excited exited
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excited

/ (ɪkˈsaɪtɪd) /

adjective

emotionally aroused, esp to pleasure or agitation
characterized by excitementan excited dance
sexually aroused
(of an atom, molecule, etc) occupying an energy level above the ground state

Derived Forms

excitedly, adverbexcitedness, noun
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