- excitation wave,
- excitatory postsynaptic potential,
- excited state,
- exciter lamp,
Origin of excited
verb (used with object), ex·cit·ed, ex·cit·ing.
Origin of excite
Examples from the Web for excited
They excite people, and primaries tend to be dominated by voters who are the most excited.
Are you excited, nervous, afraid, all of the above for the new Star Wars films?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Excited, Shaheen wasted no time and began interviewing surgeons, deciding upon Dr. Curtis Crane in Greenbrae, California.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I hand him the script and with it a little speech about how excited and pleased I am with the work, blah-blah-blah.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is a time of transition, but I am excited to work with our team—both new and old alike—as we pave a new way forward.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was discontented with himself and excited by the persistency with which the image of this woman haunted him.His Excellency the Minister|Jules Claretie
Everybody was all excited, especially when another clown led out a big elephant.Bully and Bawly No-Tail|Howard R. Garis
The dance was then new, and her graceful performance of it excited enthusiastic applause.
I'd be bored to death if I weren't so excited over the wonderful sleep I'm to have.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
Apple was the center of an excited crowd of scouts for there had been no sleep in camp that night.The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters|Charles Henry Lerrigo
Word Origin for excite
1650s, "magnetically or electrically stimulated;" modern sense of "agitated" attested 1855; past participle adjective from excite. Related: Excitedly.
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.