excitement

[ ik-sahyt-muhnt ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪt mənt /

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
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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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