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Pronunciation:  ik'sItmunt

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  1. [n]  disturbance usually in protest
  2. [n]  something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to the excitements of the day"
  3. [n]  the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"
  4. [n]  the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"

EXCITEMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: agitation, excitation, excitation, exhilaration, fervor, fervour, hullabaloo, inflammation, turmoil, upheaval
 See Also: arousal, bang, boot, charge, disturbance, emotional arousal, flush, intoxication, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, kick, rousing, rush, sensation, thrill, thrill, titillation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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