easily excited: Prima donnas had the reputation of being excitable and temperamental.
capable of being excited.
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Origin of excitable
ex·cit·a·ble·ness, nounex·cit·a·bly, adverbnon·ex·cit·a·ble, adjectivenon·ex·cit·a·ble·ness, noun
non·ex·cit·a·bly, adverbun·ex·cit·a·ble, adjectiveun·ex·cit·a·ble·ly, adverb
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easily excited; volatile
(esp of a nerve) ready to respond to a stimulus
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c.1600, from Late Latin excitabilis "inciting, animating," from excitare (see excite). Related: Excitability.
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Capable of reacting to a stimulus. Used of a tissue, cell, or cell membrane.
Capable of emotional arousal.
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