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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion;
- Example: "he would become emotional over nothing at all"
- Example: "she was worked up about all the noise"
[syn: aroused, emotional, excited, worked up]

2. in an aroused state;

3. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion;
- Example: "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"
- Example: "something frantic in their gaiety"
- Example: "a mad whirl of pleasure"
[syn: delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained]

4. (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive;
[syn: activated, excited]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Excite \Ex*cite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excited; p. pr. & vb. n. exciting.] [L. excitare; ex out + citare to move rapidly, to rouse: cf. OF. esciter, exciter, F. exciter. See Cite.] 1. To call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or general activity; as, to excite a person, the spirits, the passions; to excite a mutiny or insurrection; to excite heat by friction. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol.) To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts. 3. (Elec.) To energize (an electro-magnet); to produce a magnetic field in; as, to excite a dynamo. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 4. (Physics) To raise to a higher energy level; -- used especially of atoms or molecules, or of electrons within atoms or molecules; as, absorption of a photon excites the cesium atom, which subsequently radiates the excess energy. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] Syn: To incite; awaken; animate; rouse or arouse; stimulate; inflame; irritate; provoke. Usage: To Excite, Incite. When we excite we rouse into action feelings which were less strong; when we incite we spur on or urge forward to a specific act or end. Demosthenes excited the passions of the Athenians against Philip, and thus incited the whole nation to unite in the war against him. Antony, by his speech over the body of C[ae]sar, so excited the feelings of the populace, that Brutus and his companions were compelled to flee from Rome; many however, were incited to join their standard, not only by love of liberty, but hopes of plunder. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

excited adj 1: (of persons) excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise" [syn: aroused, emotional, excited, worked up] 2: in an aroused state [ant: unexcited] 3: marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure" [syn: delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained] 4: (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive [syn: activated, excited]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

146 Moby Thesaurus words for "excited": ablaze, active, afire, aflame, agitated, agog, animated, antsy, antsy-pantsy, anxious, aquiver, ardent, aroused, atingle, attracted, atwitter, boiling over, breathless, brisk, burning, bursting, carried away, cathectic, chafing, concerned, cordial, curious, delighted, delirious, discomfited, discomposed, disconcerted, disquieted, disturbed, drunk, eager, ebullient, edgy, effervescent, elated, electrified, energetic, energized, enthusiastic, exhilarated, exuberant, fascinated, febrile, fervent, fervid, fevered, feverish, fidgety, fiery, fired, flaming, flurried, flushed, flustered, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, fretful, fretting, galvanized, glowing, hasty, hearty, heated, high, hopped up, hopped-up, hot, hysterical, impassioned, impatient, impetuous, in a lather, in a stew, in a sweat, inflamed, intense, interested, intoxicated, itchy, jittery, jumpy, keen, keen on, keyed up, lathered up, lively, manic, moved, nervous, nervy, on edge, on fire, overwrought, passionate, perturbed, pink, piqued, ready to burst, red-hot, restive, restless, roused, ruffled, shaken, shaken up, spirited, squirming, squirmy, steamed up, steaming, steamy, stimulated, stirred, stirred up, tantalized, thrilled, tickled, tingling, tingly, titillated, troubled, troublous, turbulent, turned on, turned-on, uneasy, unpatient, unpeaceful, unquiet, unrestrained, upset, vehement, vigorous, warm, whipped up, worked up, wound up, wrought up, yeasty, zealous