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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excite  \Ex*cite"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Excited};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {exciting}.]  [L.  excitare;  ex  out  +  citare  to  move 
  rapidly,  to  rouse:  cf  OF  esciter,  exciter,  F.  exciter.  See 
  {Cite}.] 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Physiol.)  To  call  forth  or  increase  the  vital  activity  of 
  an  organism,  or  any  of  its  parts 
 
  Syn:  To  incite;  awaken;  animate;  rouse  or  arouse;  stimulate; 
  inflame;  irritate;  provoke. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Excite},  {Incite}.  When  we  excite  we  rouse  into 
  action  feelings  which  were  less  strong;  when  we  incite 
  we  spur  on  or  urge  forward  to  a  specific  act  or  end 
  Demosthenes  excited  the  passions  of  the  Athenians 
  against  Philip,  and  thus  incited  the  whole  nation  to 
  unite  in  the  war  against  him  Antony,  by  his  speech 
  over  the  body  of  C[ae]sar,  so  excited  the  feelings  of 
  the  populace,  that  Brutus  and  his  companions  were 
  compelled  to  flee  from  Rome;  many  however,  were 
  incited  to  join  their  standard,  not  only  by  love  of 
  liberty,  but  hopes  of  plunder. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exciting  \Ex*cit"ing\,  a. 
  Calling  or  rousing  into  action  producing  excitement;  as 
  exciting  events;  an  exciting  story.  --  {Ex*cit"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  {Exciting  causes}  (Med.),  those  which  immediately  produce 
  disease,  or  those  which  excite  the  action  of  predisposing 
  causes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exciting 
  adj  1:  creating  or  arousing  excitement;  "an  exciting  account  of  her 
  trip"  [ant:  {unexciting}] 
  2:  stimulating  discussion  or  exciting  controversy;  "a 
  provocative  novel"  [syn:  {provocative}] 




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