Excite

Definition of Excite

Ex`cite´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Excited; p. pr. & vb. n. exciting.]
2.(Physiol.) To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts.
3.(Elec.) To energize (an electro-magnet); to produce a magnetic field in; as, to excite a dynamo.
4.(Physics) 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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