[ik-sahy-tuh-buh l] /ɪkˈsaɪ tə bəl/
Prima donnas had the reputation of being excitable and temperamental.
capable of being excited.
easily excited; volatile
(esp of a nerve) ready to respond to a stimulus
c.1600, from Late Latin excitabilis “inciting, animating,” from excitare (see excite). Related: Excitability.
excitable ex·cit·a·ble (ĭk-sī’tə-bəl)
ex·cit’a·bil’i·ty or ex·cit’a·ble·ness n.
- Excitable area
excitable area n. See motor cortex.
[ik-sahyt-nt, ek-si-tuh nt] /ɪkˈsaɪt nt, ˈɛk sɪ tənt/ adjective 1. ; stimulating. noun 2. Physiology. something that ; a stimulant. /ɪkˈsaɪtənt; ˈɛksɪtənt/ adjective 1. able to excite or stimulate noun 2. something, such as a drug or other agent, able to excite; stimulant
[ek-sahy-tey-shuh n, -si-] /ˌɛk saɪˈteɪ ʃən, -sɪ-/ noun 1. the act of exciting. 2. the state of being excited. 3. Electricity. 4. Physics. a process in which a molecule, atom, nucleus, or particle is excited. 5. Also called drive. Electronics. the varying voltage applied to the control electrode of a vacuum tube. /ˌɛksɪˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. […]
- Excitation wave
excitation wave n. An electrical wave that propagates along a muscle fiber just before its contraction.