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[ik-sahy-tid] /ɪkˈsaɪ tɪd/

stirred emotionally; agitated:
An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the famed rock group.
stimulated to activity; brisk:
an excited buying and selling of stocks.
emotionally aroused, esp to pleasure or agitation
characterized by excitement: an excited dance
sexually aroused
(of an atom, molecule, etc) occupying an energy level above the ground state

1650s, “magnetically or electrically stimulated;” modern sense of “agitated” attested 1855; past participle adjective from excite. Related: Excitedly.


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