• IPA: /ɪkˈsaɪt/

excite (excites, present participle exciting; past and past participle excited)

  1. (transitive) To stir the emotions of.
    The fireworks which opened the festivities excited anyone present.
  2. (transitive) To arouse or bring out (e.g. feelings); to stimulate.
    Favoritism tends to excite jealousy in the ones not being favored.
    The political reforms excited unrest among the population.
    There are drugs designed to excite certain nerves in our body.
  3. (transitive, physics) To cause an electron to move to a higher than normal state; to promote an electron to an outer level.
    By applying electric potential to the neon atoms, the electrons become excited, then emit a photon when returning to normal.
  4. To energize (an electromagnet); to produce a magnetic field in.
    to excite a dynamo''
Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • French: exciter
  • Italian: eccitare
  • Russian: возбужда́ть
  • Spanish: excitar

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