What does excite mean?

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  1. (transitive) To stir the emotions of.
  2. (transitive) To arouse or bring out (e.g. feelings); to stimulate.
  3. (physics) To cause an electron to move to a higher than normal state; to promote an electron to an outer level.
  4. To energize (an electromagnet); to produce a magnetic field in.
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This derogation from representation is balanced against the need for independence from the passing passions that can excite legislators.
The whole upper vault is charged with pale krypton vapours, which our skin friction may excite to unholy manifestations.
He flies to the cave of Alecto, and drags out the fiend, commanding her to excite universal hostility against Napoleon.
But though her face was beautiful, her person was not formed to excite passion.
Its head is probably too thickly coated with chitin to excite their discharge.
Musically this piece exists to excite gasps of admiration, if not downright adulation from the audience.

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