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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.


Synonymsexcitement


Broader (hypernym)arousal, rousing


Narrower (hyponym)chiller, hair-raiser, thrill









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