Definition of Excitation

1. Noun. The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up. "He tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"

Exact synonyms: Excitement, Fervor, Fervour, Inflammation
Generic synonyms: Emotional Arousal
Specialized synonyms: Fever Pitch, Sensation
Attributes: Exciting, Unexciting
Derivative terms: Excite, Excite, Excite, Excite, Excite, Excite



2. Noun. The neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland.
Exact synonyms: Innervation, Irritation
Generic synonyms: Arousal
Derivative terms: Excite, Irritate

3. Noun. Something that agitates and arouses. "He looked forward to the excitements of the day"
Exact synonyms: Excitement
Generic synonyms: Arousal, Rousing
Specialized synonyms: Chiller, Hair-raiser, Thrill
Derivative terms: Excite, Excite, Excite

Definition of Excitation

1. n. The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of rousing up or awakening.

Definition of Excitation

1. Noun. The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of rousing up or awakening. ¹

2. Noun. The act of producing excitement (stimulation); also, the excitement produced. ¹

3. Noun. (physiology) The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or part, such as a nerve cell, as a result of stimulation ¹

4. Noun. (physics) The change in state as an excited state is formed by the absorption of a quantum of energy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excitation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Excitation

1. An act of irritation or stimulation or of responding to a stimulus, the addition of energy, as the excitation of a molecule by absorption of photons. Origin: L. Excitatio, citare = to call This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Excitation

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1886)
"Senegal, and he found that the discharge on electrical excitation of the skin is not of a reflex character, but is the result of direct excitation of the ..."

2. Principles of Direct-current Machines by Alexander Suss Langsdorf (1919)
"The field excitation of all other generators and motors is accomplished by means of ... The following types of field excitation may be recognized: Separate ..."

3. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"(1) excitation by the galvanic current (at closure and at opening). ... (2) excitation by condenser discharges. (3) excitation by break or make induced ..."

4. Irritability: A Physiological Analysis of the General Effect of Stimuli in by Max Verworn (1913)
"Conduction of excitation in its two extreme instances. Conduction in undifferentiated ... Conduction of excitation with decrement of intensity and rapidity. ..."

5. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"165-167) to occur in the excitation of nerve; it becomes less polarisable, as it might be expressed. The fact may also be stated in the form that the ..."

6. An Introduction to Psychology by Mary Whiton Calkins (1908)
"CHAPTER VI SENSATIONS FROM INTERNAL excitation AND THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF MOTION I. SENSATIONS FROM INTERNAL excitation WE have found that pressure and pain ..."

7. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The excitation spectra discussed below eliminate the possibility that a ... excitation spectra were recorded by observing the emission intensity at a ..."

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