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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It is the possible visits of Duke Wharton, and a few of his Anacreontic associates, that excite my apprehension.
The whole upper vault is charged with pale krypton vapours, which our skin friction may excite to unholy manifestations.
Arrived there, we may next suppose that they excite some new motions, or corpuscular changes.
In angostura, Piar was found guilty, by a court-martial, of an attempt to excite a war of colour.
He flies to the cave of Alecto, and drags out the fiend, commanding her to excite universal hostility against Napoleon.
This derogation from representation is balanced against the need for independence from the passing passions that can excite legislators.

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