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Etymology edit

From Middle English excitement, from Old French excitement, equivalent to excite +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: ĭk-sītʹmənt, IPA(key): /ɪkˈsaɪtmənt/
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Noun edit

excitement (countable and uncountable, plural excitements)

  1. (uncountable) the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).
    get caught up in the excitement
    • 1835, Edgar Allan Poe, The unparalleled adventure of one Hans Pfaal:
      By late accounts from Rotterdam, that city seems to be in a high state of philosophical excitement.
  2. (countable) something that excites.

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