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excitability


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excitability  \Ex*cit"a*bil"i*ty\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  excitabilit['e].] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  readily  excited;  proneness  to  be 
  affected  by  exciting  causes. 
 
  2.  (Physiol.)  The  property  manifested  by  living  organisms, 
  and  the  elements  and  tissues  of  which  they  are 
  constituted,  of  responding  to  the  action  of  stimulants; 
  irritability;  as  nervous  excitability. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excitability 
  n  1:  excessive  sensitivity  of  an  organ  or  body  part  [syn:  {irritability}] 
  2:  being  easily  excited  [syn:  {excitableness},  {volatility}] 




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