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Definition of "excitability" [ex•cit•a•bil•i•ty]

  • The state of being excitable (noun)
  • A measure of how easy something is to excite (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "excitability" in a sentence
  • "From what has been said, it must be evident that life is the effect of a number of external powers, constantly acting on the body, through the medium of that property which we call excitability; that it cannot exist independent of the action of these stimuli; when they are withdrawn, though the excitability does not instantly vanish, there is no life, no motion, but the semblance of death."
  • "I shall use the term excitability, as perhaps the least liable to exception, and in using this term, it is necessary to mention that I mean only to express a fact, without the smallest intention of pointing out the nature of that property which distinguishes living from dead matter; and in this we have the illustrious example of Newton, who called that property which causes bodies in certain situations to approach each other, gravitation, without in the least hinting at its nature."
  • "Your emotional excitability is very high and you require a lot of rest and relaxation to function properly."