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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The whole upper vault is charged with pale krypton vapours, which our skin friction may excite to unholy manifestations.
It was easy to dissimulate and disperse these modest purchases in such a way as not to excite the cupidity of any passing patrols.
We had no conversable acquaintances, no books to fall back upon, nothing to excite any particular interest.
Arrived there, we may next suppose that they excite some new motions, or corpuscular changes.
It is the possible visits of Duke Wharton, and a few of his Anacreontic associates, that excite my apprehension.
This derogation from representation is balanced against the need for independence from the passing passions that can excite legislators.

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