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EXCITATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excitation mean? 

EXCITATION (noun)
  The noun EXCITATION has 3 senses:

1. the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
2. the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
3. something that agitates and arouses

  Familiarity information: EXCITATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCITATION (noun)


Sense 1excitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

fervour; excitation; excitement; fervor; inflammation

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("excitation" is a kind of...):

emotional arousal (the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior)

Attribute:

exciting (creating or arousing excitement)

unexciting (not exciting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "excitation"):

fever pitch (a state of extreme excitement)

sensation (a state of widespread public excitement and interest)


Sense 2excitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

innervation; excitation; irritation

Hypernyms ("excitation" is a kind of...):

arousal (a state of heightened physiological activity)


Sense 3excitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that agitates and arouses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

excitation; excitement

Context example:

he looked forward to the excitements of the day

Hypernyms ("excitation" is a kind of...):

arousal; rousing (the act of arousing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "excitation"):

chiller; hair-raiser (excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones)

thrill (something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation)


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