Definitions

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  • v. To excite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To excite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To excite; rouse.

Etymologies

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Latin excitatus, past participle of excitare. See excite.

Examples

  • But their iterated clamations to excitate their dying or dead friends, or revoke them unto life again, was a vanity of affection; as not presumably ignorant of the critical tests of death, by apposition of feathers, glasses, and reflection of figures, which dead eyes represent not: which, however not strictly verifiable in fresh and warm cadavers, could hardly elude the test, in corpses of four or five days.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

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