Meaning of EXCITATION in English


ˌekˌsīˈtāshən, ˌeksəˈ- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English excitacioun, from Middle French excitation, from Late Latin excitation-, excitatio, from Latin excitatus (past participle of excitare ) + -ion-, -io -ion

1. : the act of exciting or state of being excited : excitement

astir with delicious excitation — Agnes Repplier

2. : electric energizing: as

a. : production of a magnetic field (as in a dynamo, motor, or loudspeaker) ; also : the magnetizing force producing a particular magnetic field

b. : the application of signal voltage to a control electrode of an electron tube ; also : the voltage so applied

3. : the arousing of activity (as by neural or electrical stimulation) in an individual, organ, or tissue ; broadly : the disturbed or altered condition resulting from such arousal

4. : the process of exciting an electron, atomic nucleus, atom, molecule, or other particle

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