Definition and Meanings for excite

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Excite is ranked 5,388 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of excite

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of excite

l. excitare; ex out + citare to move rapidly, to rouse: cf. of. esciter, exciter, f. exciter. see cite

Meaning of excite


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or general activity; as, to excite a person, the spirits, the passions; to excite a mutiny or insurrection; to excite heat by friction.
  • to call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts.
  • to energize (an electro-magnet); to produce a magnetic field in; as, to excite a dynamo.
  • to raise to a higher energy level; -- used especially of atoms or molecules, or of electrons within atoms or molecules; as, absorption of a photon excites the cesium atom, which subsequently radiates the excess energy.
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