Definition of excited in English:

excited

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Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsʌɪtɪd
 
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adjective

  • 1Very enthusiastic and eager: they were excited about the prospect the excited children
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    • I am hoping that having worked my way diligently down the list, the universe is going to reward me by making the people I contact next week excited and enthusiastic about the product.
    • I never felt so excited and eager to drive before I finally get the confirmation that I passed the final exam for driver's license.
    • This was due to the fact the venue for the night, the Sligo Park hotel, was full to the brim with excited males eager to experience the joys of speed dating.
    Synonyms
    thrilled, exhilarated, elevated, animated, enlivened, electrified, stirred, moved; delighted, exuberant, enraptured, intoxicated, feverish, enthusiastic, eager
    informal high, high as a kite, fired up, tickled, tickled pink, full of beans, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, peppy, sparky
  • 1.1Sexually aroused.
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    • Taken together we may conclude that, in both experiments, we succeeded in inducing a neutral versus a sexually excited state.
    • In this experiment, we studied the effect of a sexually excited state on preference for and responsiveness to sexual stimuli.
    • On the other hand, a Velorian becomes several times stronger for very brief periods when she is sexually excited or during an adrenal rush.
    Synonyms
    aroused, sexually aroused, stimulated, titillated, inflamed, impassioned; attracted
    informal turned on, on fire, hot, horny, sexed up
    British informal randy
    North American informal squirrelly
    rare concupiscent
  • 2 Physics Of or in an energy state higher than the normal or ground state: the excited atom returns to its former energy state and emits light or other radiation
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    • In excited atoms, energy radiated as photons eventually leaks into the vast interstellar spaces and redshifts away.
    • The transition would demand a significant energy input per excited electron.
    • The delay between the time that the atom absorbs the photon and the excited atom releases as photon causes it to appear that light is slowing down.

Derivatives

excitedly

adverb
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  • The audience were sitting excitedly waiting for the panto to start.
  • He speaks excitedly, for example, about the trio of episodes on swing.
  • Helene opened the door and Mendy jumped out and ran around excitedly.

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