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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excitement  \Ex*cite"ment\n.  [Cf.  OF  excitement,  escitement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  exciting,  or  the  state  of  being  roused  into 
  action  or  of  having  increased  action  impulsion; 
  agitation;  as  an  excitement  of  the  people. 
 
  2.  That  which  excites  or  rouses;  that  which  moves  stirs,  or 
  induces  action  a  motive. 
 
  The  cares  and  excitements  of  a  season  of  transition 
  and  struggle.  --Talfowrd. 
 
  3.  (Physiol.)  A  state  of  aroused  or  increased  vital  activity 
  in  an  organism,  or  any  of  its  organs  or  tissues. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excitement 
  n  1:  the  feeling  of  lively  and  cheerful  joy;  "he  could  hardly 
  conceal  his  excitement  when  she  agreed"  [syn:  {exhilaration}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  excited;  "his  face  was  flushed  with 
  excitement  and  his  hands  trembled" 
  3:  something  that  excites;  "he  looked  forward  to  the 
  excitements  of  the  day"  [syn:  {excitation}] 
  4:  disturbance  usually  in  protest  [syn:  {agitation},  {turmoil}, 
  {upheaval},  {hullabaloo}] 




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