Excited



[ik-sahy-tid] /ɪkˈsaɪ tɪd/

adjective
1.
stirred emotionally; agitated:
An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the famed rock group.
2.
stimulated to activity; brisk:
an excited buying and selling of stocks.
[ik-sahyt] /ɪkˈsaɪt/
verb (used with object), excited, exciting.
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.
Physiology. to stimulate:
to excite a nerve.
6.
Electricity. 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 .
/ɪkˈsaɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
emotionally aroused, esp to pleasure or agitation
2.
characterized by excitement: an excited dance
3.
sexually aroused
4.
(of an atom, molecule, etc) occupying an energy level above the ground state
/ɪkˈsaɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to arouse (a person) to strong feeling, esp to pleasurable anticipation or nervous agitation
2.
to arouse or elicit (an emotion, response, etc); evoke: her answers excited curiosity
3.
to cause or bring about; stir up: to excite a rebellion
4.
to arouse sexually
5.
(physiol) to cause a response in or increase the activity of (an organ, tissue, or part); stimulate
6.
to raise (an atom, molecule, electron, nucleus, etc) from the ground state to a higher energy level
7.
to supply electricity to (the coils of a generator or motor) in order to create a magnetic field
8.
to supply a signal to a stage of an active electronic circuit
adj.

1650s, “magnetically or electrically stimulated;” modern sense of “agitated” attested 1855; past participle adjective from excite. Related: Excitedly.
v.

mid-14c., “to move, stir up, instigate,” from Old French esciter (12c.) or directly from Latin excitare “rouse, call out, summon forth, produce,” frequentative of exciere “call forth, instigate,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + ciere “set in motion, call” (see cite). Of feelings, from late 14c. Of bodily organs or tissues, from 1831. Main modern sense of “emotionally agitate” is first attested 1821.

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