excite


excite
[[t]ɪksa͟ɪt[/t]]
excites, exciting, excited
1) VERB If something excites you, it makes you feel very happy, eager, or enthusiastic.

[V n] I only take on work that excites me, even if it means turning down lots of money...

[V n] We'd not been excited by anything for about three years...

Where the show really excites is in the display of avant-garde photography.

2) VERB If something excites a particular feeling, emotion, or reaction in someone, it causes them to experience it.

[V n] By all accounts, the monarchy does not excite strong feelings among the majority of Romanians...

[V n] Daniel's early exposure to motor racing did not excite his interest...

[V n] Reports of the plot of this unusual film tend to excite revulsion.

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3) VERB If something or someone excites you, they cause you to feel sexual desire.

[V n with n] Don't try exciting your partner with dirty magazines. [Also V n]

Derived words:
excited ADJ-GRADED

She makes you feel warm and comfortable, and maybe a little excited.

exciting ADJ-GRADED

...a sexually exciting thought.

4) VERB To excite a physical object such as an atomic particle or an organ in your body means to increase the amount of energy, movement, or activity in it. [TECHNICAL]

[V n] The amount of nicotine in these nicotine substitutes can be enough to excite the heart.

Derived words:
excited ADJ-GRADED

...when an electron drops from an excited state to a less excited state.


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