excitable

  • 1 excitable — [ ɛksitabl ] adj. • 1812; h. XIVe; lat. excitabilis; de exciter 1 ♦ Cour. Prompt à s exciter, à s énerver. ⇒ coléreux, irritable, nerveux, susceptible. « Quand les hommes sont trop malheureux, ils deviennent excitables » (Taine). 2 ♦ Physiol. Qui …

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  • 2 Excitable — Ex*cit a*ble, a. [L. excitabilis inciting: cf. F. excitable.] Capable of being excited, or roused into action; susceptible of excitement; easily stirred up, or stimulated. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 excitable — adjetivo 1. (ser / estar) Que se excita con facilidad: Reconozco que en algunas ocasiones estoy muy excitable …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 4 Excitable — may refer to: * a rock song on the 1987 Def Leppard album Hysteria * a hit song by the British band Amazulu …

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  • 5 excitable — index demonstrative (expressive of emotion), fractious, hot blooded, restive, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 excitable — c.1600, from L.L. excitabilis inciting, animating, from excitare (see EXCITE (Cf. excite)). Related: Excitability …

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  • 7 excitable — is spelt without an e in the middle …

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  • 8 excitable — [adj] easily upset or inspired agitable, alarmable, demonstrative, edgy, emotional, enthusiastic, fidgety, fierce, fiery, galvanic, hasty, high strung, hot headed, hot tempered, hysterical, impatient, impetuous, impulsive, inflammable, intolerant …

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  • 9 excitable — (Del lat. excitabĭlis). 1. adj. Capaz de ser excitado. 2. Que se excita fácilmente …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 10 excitable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily excited. DERIVATIVES excitability noun excitably adverb …

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  • 11 excitable — [ek sīt′ə bəl, iksīt′ə bəl] adj. 1. that is easily excited 2. Physiol. capable of responding to the proper stimulus; irritable excitability n. excitably adv …

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  • 12 excitable — ► adjetivo 1 Que se puede excitar. 2 Que se excita con facilidad: ■ persona excitable. * * * excitable adj. Susceptible de ser excitado. ⊚ Fácilmente excitable. * * * excitable. (Del lat. excitabĭlis). adj. Capaz de ser excitado. || 2. Que se… …

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  • 13 excitable — [[t]ɪksa͟ɪtəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as excitable, you mean that they behave in a rather nervous way and become excited very easily. Mary sat beside Elaine, who today seemed excitable... The staff were somewhat alarmed by the …

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  • 14 excitable — {{#}}{{LM E16912}}{{〓}} {{SynE17355}} {{[}}excitable{{]}} ‹ex·ci·ta·ble› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} Que se excita con facilidad: • Hay que tratar con cuidado a los niños que tienen el carácter excitable.{{○}} {{#}}{{LM SynE17355}}{{〓}} {{CLAVE… …

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  • 15 excitable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

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  • 16 excitable — adjective Date: 1609 1. capable of being readily roused into action or a state of excitement or irritability 2. capable of being activated by and reacting to stimuli < excitable cells > • excitability noun • excitableness noun …

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  • 17 EXCITABLE — adj. des deux genres Qui est susceptible d’être excité. Tempérament excitable …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 18 excitable — excitableness, n. excitably, adv. /ik suy teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. easily excited: Prima donnas had the reputation of being excitable and temperamental. 2. capable of being excited. [1600 10; < LL excitabilis. See EXCITE, ABLE] Syn. 1. emotional,… …

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  • 19 excitable — adjective Easily excited. He was very excitable. See Also: excite, excited, excitability …

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  • 20 excitable — 1. Capable of quick response to a stimulus; having potentiality for emotional arousal. Cf.:irritable. 2. In neurophysiology, referring to a tissue, cell, or membrane capable of undergoing excitation in response to an adequate stimul …

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