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[ik-sahy-tuh-buh l] /ɪkˈsaɪ tə bəl/

easily :
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.


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