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Definitions of excitation

  1. the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of rousing up or awakening. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of producing excitement (stimulation); also, the excitement produced. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of rousing or awakening; "It may be safely said that the order of excitation is from muscles that are small and frequently acted on to those which are larger, and less frequently acted on."-H. Spencer; "Here are words of fervent excitation to the frozen hearts of others."-Bp. Hall: in med. the act of producing excitement; also, the excitement produced. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Act of exciting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of exciting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. The act of producing or increasing the stimulation ; the stimulation thus produced. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for excitation

  1. Well, this very harmonious excitation of the organism has brought with it just such an organic reverberation as, the current theory of emotion asserts, must be at the bottom of all our emotional states. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  2. The dark excitation in her eyes, the flush of her pale cheeks, made her beautiful then. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey