Definition and Meanings for excite
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Part of Speech of excite
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of excite
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.