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excitement

 
Noun excitement has 4 senses
  1. exhilaration, excitement - the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"
    --1 is a kind of joy, joyousness, joyfulness
    --1 has particulars:
     bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick; intoxication; titillation
    Derived form: verb excite1
  2. excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour - the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
    --2 is a kind of emotional arousal
    --2 has particulars: fever pitch; sensation
    Derived forms: verb excite4, verb excite1, verb excite7
  3. excitation, excitement - something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to the excitements of the day"
    --3 is a kind of arousal, rousing
    --3 has particulars: hair-raiser, chiller; thrill
    Derived forms: verb excite5, verb excite2
  4. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo - disturbance usually in protest
    --4 is a kind of disturbance
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