Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun excitation

3 senses of excitation

Sense 1
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")
       => emotional arousal -- (the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior)

Sense 2
excitation, innervation, irritation -- (the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland)
       => arousal -- (a state of heightened physiological activity)

Sense 3
excitation, excitement -- (something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to the excitements of the day")
       => arousal, rousing -- (the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions")

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