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Adjective: excited  ik'sI-tid or ek'sI-tid
  1. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
    "he would become excited over nothing at all";
    - aroused, emotional, worked up
     
  2. In an aroused state
     
  3. Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
    "a crowd of excited baseball fans";
    - delirious, frantic, mad, unrestrained
     
  4. (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
    - activated
Verb: excite  ik'sIt or ek'sIt
  1. Arouse or elicit a feeling
     
  2. Act as a stimulant
    "The book excited her imagination";
    - stimulate
     
  3. Arouse feelings in
    "excite the audience";
    - stimulate, stir
     
  4. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    - agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, charge up
     
  5. Stimulate sexually
    "This movie usually excites the male audience";
    - arouse, sex, turn on
     
  6. Excite the feelings or emotions of; disturb the peace of
    "These stories excited the community";
    - stimulate, shake, shake up, stir
     
  7. Raise to a higher energy level
    "excite the atoms";
    - energize, energise [Brit]
     
  8. Produce a magnetic field in
    "excite the neurons"

See also: aflutter, agitated, agog, aroused, crazy, drunk, fevered, intoxicated, nervous, overexcited, reactive, stimulated, stirred, stirred up, teased, thrilled, thrillful, titillated, wild, wrought-up

Type of: affect, alter, arouse, bear on, bear upon, change, disturb, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, impact, kindle, modify, provoke, raise, sensitise [Brit], sensitize, touch, touch on, trouble, upset

Antonym: unexcited

Encyclopedia: Excited

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