Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of exciting.
  • n. The condition of being excited.
  • n. Something that excites: the dancing tigers and other circus excitements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).
  • n. something that excites.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of exciting, or the state of being roused into action, or of having increased action; impulsion; agitation.
  • n. That which excites or rouses; that which moves, stirs, or induces action; a motive.
  • n. A state of aroused or increased vital activity in an organism, or any of its organs or tissues.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of exciting; stimulation.
  • n. The state of being excited or roused into action; agitation; sensation; commotion: as, the news caused great excitement; an excitement of the people.
  • n. In medicine, a state of increased, and especially unduly increased, activity in the body or in any of its parts.
  • n. That which excites or rouses; that which moves, stirs, or induces action; a motive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
  • n. the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
  • n. something that agitates and arouses
  • n. disturbance usually in protest

Etymologies

excite +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

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