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excitement

[ ik-sahyt-muhnt ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪt mənt /
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noun

an excited state or condition.
something that excites.

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Origin of excitement

1375–1425; late Middle English excitament encouragement <Medieval Latin excitāmentum.See excite, -ment

synonym study for excitement

1. See agitation.

OTHER WORDS FROM excitement

hy·per·ex·cite·ment, nounsu·per·ex·cite·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for excitement

excitement
/ (ɪkˈsaɪtmənt) /

noun

the state of being excited
a person or thing that excites; stimulation or thrill
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for excitement

excitement
[ ĭk-sītmənt ]

n.

An emotional state characterized by its potential for impulsive or poorly controlled activity.
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