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[ik-sahy-ting] /ɪkˈsaɪ tɪŋ/

producing ; stirring; thrilling:
an exciting account of his trip to Tibet.
causing excitement; stirring; stimulating

late 14c. (n.), “action of urging, prompting, inciting,” noun of action from excite (v.). As a present participle adjective, from 1811 in sense “causing disease.” Sense of “causing excitement” is from 1826.


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