excitable

adjective ex·cit·able \ ik-ˈsī-tə-bəl \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of excitable

1 : capable of being readily roused into action or a state of excitement or irritability
2 : capable of being activated by and reacting to stimuli
  • excitable cells

excitability

play \ik-ˌsī-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

excitableness

play \ik-ˈsī-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of excitable in a Sentence

  1. an excitable child who needs a stable home life

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First Known Use of excitable

1609

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EXCITABLE Defined for English Language Learners

excitable

Definition of excitable for English Language Learners

  • : easily excited


EXCITABLE Defined for Kids

excitable

adjective ex·cit·able \ ik-ˈsī-tə-bəl \

Definition of excitable for Students

: easily excited

Medical Dictionary

excitable

adjective ex·cit·able \ ik-ˈsīt-ə-bəl \

medical Definition of excitable

of living tissue or an organism
: capable of being activated by and reacting to stimuli : exhibiting irritability
  • the biochemistry of excitable membranes
  • Science

excitability

play \-ˌsīt-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural -ties


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