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English noun: excitation

1. excitation (state) the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

SamplesHis face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled.
He tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation.

Synonymsexcitement, fervor, fervour, inflammation

Broader (hypernym)emotional arousal

Narrower (hyponym)fever pitch, sensation

Attributeexciting, unexciting

2. excitation (state) the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland

Synonymsinnervation, irritation

Broader (hypernym)arousal

3. excitation (act) something that agitates and arouses

SamplesHe looked forward to the excitements of the day.


Broader (hypernym)arousal, rousing

Narrower (hyponym)chiller, hair-raiser, thrill

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