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Dead excited? (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

breathless

I believe this is a double definition.

'dead' is the first definition.
('breathless' can be similar in meaning to 'dead')

'excited?' is the second definition.
(thesaurus)

(Other definitions for breathless that I've seen before include "Short-winded" , "Still" , "Spent" , "panting?" , "Gasping for air" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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