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excite

[ ik-sahyt ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪt /
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verb (used with object), ex·cit·ed, ex·cit·ing.
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Origin of excite

1300–50; Middle English <Latin excitāre, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + citāre, frequentative of ciēre to set in motion

OTHER WORDS FROM excite

pre·ex·cite, verb (used with object), pre·ex·cit·ed, pre·ex·cit·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for excite

excite
/ (ɪkˈsaɪt) /

verb (tr)

Word Origin for excite

C14: from Latin excitāre, from exciēre to stimulate, from ciēre to set in motion, rouse
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