Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of exciting.
  • noun The condition of being excited.
  • noun Something that excites.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).
  • noun countable something that excites.

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

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

Etymologies

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excite +‎ -ment

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