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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019 ex•cit•ed /ɪkˈsaɪtɪd/ USA pronunciation adj.
full of emotions or feelings that have been stirred up or aroused: Don't get so excited over such nonsense. The excited couple could hardly wait to move into their new house.
ex•cit•ed•ly, adv.: They pointed excitedly at the sky.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 ex•cit•ed
(ik sī ′tid), USA pronunciation adj.
stirred emotionally; agitated: An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the famed rock group. stimulated to activity; brisk: an excited buying and selling of stocks.
ex•cit ′ed•ly, adv.
ex•cit ′ed•ness, n.
1. See corresponding entry in Unabridged . ruffled, discomposed, stormy, perturbed, impassioned. 2. See corresponding entry in Unabridged . eager, active, enthusiastic. WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019 ex•cite /ɪkˈsaɪt/
USA pronunciation v. , [~ + object ] -cit•ed, -cit•ing.
to arouse or stir up the emotions or feelings of: The coming of Christmas excites the children. to arouse or stir up (emotions or feelings); call forth; awaken: The new book excited interest in the old case.
ex•ci•ta•tion /ˌɛksaɪˈteɪʃən, -sə-/ USA pronunciation n. [ uncountable ]
excite is a verb, excited and exciting are adjectives, excitement is a noun: The news excited him. The excited children ran toward the door. The exciting news made them happy. The excitement was too much to bear. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 ex•cite
(ik sīt ′), USA pronunciation v.t., -cit•ed, -cit•ing.
to arouse or stir up the emotions or feelings of: to excite a person to anger; actions that excited his father's wrath.
to arouse or stir up (emotions or feelings): to excite jealousy or hatred.
to cause; awaken: to excite interest or curiosity.
to stir to action; provoke or stir up: to excite a dog by baiting him.
Physiologyto stimulate: to excite a nerve.
Electricityto supply with electricity for producing electric activity or a magnetic field: to excite a dynamo. Physicsto raise (an atom, molecule, etc.) to an excited state.
Latin excitāre, equivalent. to ex- ex- 1 + citāre, frequentative of ciēre to set in motion Middle English 1300–50
1. stir, awaken, stimulate, animate, kindle, inflame. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 2. evoke. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 4. disturb, agitate, ruffle. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
excited / ɪkˈsaɪtɪd/ adj emotionally aroused, esp to pleasure or agitation characterized by excitement: an excited dance sexually aroused (of an atom, molecule, etc) occupying an energy level above the ground state exˈcitedly adv exˈcitedness n
excite / ɪkˈsaɪt/ vb ( transitive) to arouse (a person) to strong feeling, esp to pleasurable anticipation or nervous agitation to arouse or elicit (an emotion, response, etc); evoke: her answers excited curiosity to cause or bring about; stir up: to excite a rebellion to arouse sexually to cause a response in or increase the activity of (an organ, tissue, or part); stimulate to raise (an atom, molecule, electron, nucleus, etc) from the ground state to a higher energy level to supply electricity to (the coils of a generator or motor) in order to create a magnetic field to supply a signal to a stage of an active electronic circuit Etymology: 14 th Century: from Latin excitāre, from exciēre to stimulate, from ciēre to set in motion, rouse
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