1. The act of exciting, or the state of being roused into action, or of having increased action; impulsion; agitation; as, an excitement of the people.

2. That which excites or rouses; that which moves, stirs, or induces action; a motive. "The cares and excitements of a season of transition and struggle." (Talfowrd)

3. <physiology> A state of aroused or increased vital activity in an organism, or any of its organs or tissues.

Origin: Cf. OF. Excitement, escitement.

(01 Mar 1998)

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