transitive verb (excited; exciting) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French exciter, from Latin excitare, from ex- + citare to rouse — more at cite Date: 14th century 1. a. to call to activity b. to rouse to an emotional response <
scenes to excite the hardest man to pity
c. to arouse (as a strong emotional response) by appropriate stimuli <
excite enthusiasm for the new regime — Arthur Knight
2. a. energize <
excite an electromagnet
b. to produce a magnetic field in <
excite a dynamo
3. to increase the activity of (as a living organism) ; stimulate 4. to raise (as an atomic nucleus, an atom, or a molecule) to a higher energy level Synonyms: see provokeexcitedly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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