Definition of excited in US English:



  • 1Very enthusiastic and eager.

    ‘they were excited about the prospect’
    ‘the excited children’
    • ‘I'm incredibly excited at the prospect, since I've started playing guitar a lot more lately.’
    • ‘This was due to the fact the venue for the night, the Sligo Park hotel, was full to the brim with excited males eager to experience the joys of speed dating.’
    • ‘I was all excited and eager to go to Aikido, and I ended up being really quite late instead.’
    • ‘While she felt excited and eager to actually recruit herself into the Order, there seemed to be some ambiguous fears holding her back.’
    • ‘The staff involved have been beaming and the enthusiasm is spreading and the pupils are really excited and proud of their school.’
    • ‘That's why I'm excited and enthusiastic about this racing opportunity.’
    • ‘The guard looked at him and carried on scanning the crowds full of eager and excited tourists instead.’
    • ‘It was heartening to see so many parents travel for the games, all seemingly excited and thrilled by performances.’
    • ‘Chris was like an excited little boy, eager to show her everything, but as it is often the case the first course of business was to get through the queues before they could even get into the park.’
    • ‘I was kind of excited at the prospect of bonding with other baby makers - finally, people who know what we're going through!’
    • ‘Attire aside, this woman was an astute observer and clearly excited and eager to take part in this research.’
    • ‘I am a bit like an excited bride, thrilled at the prospect of her impending wedding.’
    • ‘The class cheered as the excited students immediately fired up their conversations while other sleepyheads along with Chloe fell instantly asleep.’
    • ‘While the excited and enthusiastic student is very reinforcing to the teacher, the exact ingredients of motivation continue to be highly elusive.’
    • ‘Amion was now excited and eager to tell Jordan everything she knew about the ship.’
    • ‘The Paralympic swimmer was surrounded by excited children eager to start playing on the specially designed multi-play area.’
    • ‘Nothing makes me more excited than the prospect of seeing Last Life in the Universe, for example, on the big screen.’
    • ‘But whenever I did return Dad was always there at the airport, excited and eager to hear my news of the passengers and the exotic places I'd visited.’
    • ‘I am hoping that having worked my way diligently down the list, the universe is going to reward me by making the people I contact next week excited and enthusiastic about the product.’
    • ‘I never felt so excited and eager to drive before I finally get the confirmation that I passed the final exam for driver's license.’
    thrilled, exhilarated, elevated, animated, enlivened, electrified, stirred, moved
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    1. 1.1 Sexually aroused.
      • ‘Our breathing was quick and shallow, but this only made me more excited.’
      • ‘‘He said that he wanted to be my first sexual partner, because he knew an excited teenager would only hurt me,’ she says.’
      • ‘Even Bottrigari complained that the continued ban on masks made carnival ‘rather languid’ in contrast to the excited affair it usually was.’
      • ‘You don't want to lose that excited edge, but you should also be getting progressively more comfortable as dates go by.’
      • ‘Taken together we may conclude that, in both experiments, we succeeded in inducing a neutral versus a sexually excited state.’
      • ‘If she is not totally excited, it will be soft and very small.’
      • ‘Apparently, Anna found herself sexually excited by watching Kathy work over those five men.’
      • ‘Chastity made an excited sound in the back of her throat, sort of like a growl, flinging her arms around Zac's neck.’
      • ‘This leads to an excited session of lovemaking with the school teacher, Ms. Schaefer.’
      • ‘It kind of excited her to encounter a real life extramarital affair scenario when she could only get to watch the scenario in dramas or movies.’
      • ‘His voice, sounding excited, was very sexy and seductive.’
      • ‘In this experiment, we studied the effect of a sexually excited state on preference for and responsiveness to sexual stimuli.’
      • ‘The situation in which forced intercourse was most accepted, was that in which the girl had sexually excited her date.’
      • ‘Thank God I don't get sexually excited that easily is all I can say.’
      • ‘On the other hand, a Velorian becomes several times stronger for very brief periods when she is sexually excited or during an adrenal rush.’
      aroused, sexually aroused, stimulated, titillated, inflamed, impassioned
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  • 2Physics
    Of or in an energy state higher than the normal or ground state.

    • ‘When an atom or ion is in its ground state, the electrons spend a lot more time close to the nucleus than they do when the atom is in an excited state.’
    • ‘Such a mixing of configurations is present in proteins, where the energy of the excited state is dissipated among many conformational substates.’
    • ‘In water, the blue light comes from excited atoms that emit blue light.’
    • ‘Similarly, vacuum fluctuations cause an excited atom to fall into its ground state.’
    • ‘The initial population distribution between the different states can be restored only by an exchange of energy between the excited nuclei and their environment.’
    • ‘These photons would continue to multiply as they interacted with additional excited atoms through the process of stimulated emission.’
    • ‘Previous attempts to do this have used light to push individual atoms into an excited state.’
    • ‘Just as an excited atom can dispose of its excess energy by emitting x rays, an excited nucleus can emit gamma rays.’
    • ‘The transition would demand a significant energy input per excited electron.’
    • ‘In excited atoms, energy radiated as photons eventually leaks into the vast interstellar spaces and redshifts away.’
    • ‘However, this estimate does not include the dissipation of energy in the excited state due to solvation and vibrational cooling before dumping.’
    • ‘When excited atoms collide, the electrons produce increasingly more excited photons.’
    • ‘If the energy is not efficiently used, the spins of the electrons in the excited state can rephase and give rise to a lower energy excited state: the chlorophyll triplet state.’
    • ‘Nuclear isomers are excited states that eventually decay to the ground state, mostly by gamma radiation.’
    • ‘The delay between the time that the atom absorbs the photon and the excited atom releases as photon causes it to appear that light is slowing down.’
    • ‘As the energy levels in the excited hydrogen atom decrease, the electron returns to lower energy orbitals closer to the nucleus.’
    • ‘Colors of light are related to the effects exerted on the valence electron of an excited atom.’
    • ‘The excited electron soon after releases the stored energy in the form of another photon.’
    • ‘The frequency of light emitted from atoms in an excited state is measured in emission spectroscopy.’
    • ‘By finding the energies of the excited states of a hydrogen atom, we can get an insight into the electromagnetic forces that bind it together.’