exciter

[ ik-sahy-ter ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tər /
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noun

a person or thing that excites.
Electricity. an auxiliary generator that supplies energy for the excitation of another electric machine.

Nearby words

  1. excitatory postsynaptic potential,
  2. excite,
  3. excited,
  4. excited state,
  5. excitement,
  6. exciter lamp,
  7. exciting,
  8. exciting eye,
  9. excito-,
  10. excitomotor

Origin of exciter

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at excite, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for exciter

exciter

/ (ɪkˈsaɪtə) /

noun

a person or thing that excites
a small generator that excites a larger machine
an oscillator producing a transmitter's carrier wave
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