excitation

[ ek-sahy-tey-shuh n, -si- ]SEE DEFINITION OF excitation
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I may read him to-day with enjoyment, but safe from excitation.

Now, every vital action supposes an excitation or irritation.

Is there not here all the excitation in the world for our sorrow, our pity, our indignation?

Their recollection is not an act of the will, but an excitation by the object that originally produced it.

On September 14 he tried various experiments on the excitation of electricity.

We all dropt in spirit like so many sacks, after the excitation of the morning.

And therefore the will could suspend its exercise and its excitation of the mind.

Excitation is detected in Mimosa by the downward movement of the leaf.

The amplitude of the response-curve measures the intensity of excitation.

This mode of propagation may better be described as a convection of excitation.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French excitation, from Latin excitationem (nominative excitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of excitare (see excite).

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