excitation

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noun ex·ci·ta·tion \ˌek-ˌsī-ˈtā-shən, ˌek-sə-\

Definition of excitation

  1. :  excitement; especially :  the disturbed or altered condition resulting from stimulation of an individual, organ, tissue, or cell

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14th Century

First Known Use of excitation

14th century


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excitation

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noun ex·ci·ta·tion \ˌek-ˌsī-ˈtā-shən, ˌek-sə-\

Medical Definition of excitation

  1. :  excitement: asa:  the disturbed or altered condition resulting from arousal of activity (as by neural or electrical stimulation) in an individual organ or tissueb:  the arousing of such activity



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