Pronunciation: (ik-sīt'), [key]
—v.t., -cit•ed, -cit•ing.
1. to arouse or stir up the emotions or feelings of: to excite a person to anger; actions that excited his father's wrath.
2. to arouse or stir up (emotions or feelings): to excite jealousy or hatred.
3. to cause; awaken: to excite interest or curiosity.
4. to stir to action; provoke or stir up: to excite a dog by baiting him.
5. Physiol.to stimulate: to excite a nerve.
6. Elect.to supply with electricity for producing electric activity or a magnetic field: to excite a dynamo.
7. Physics.to raise (an atom, molecule, etc.) to an excited state.
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