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1. One that excites: an exciter of animosity.
2. An auxiliary generator used to provide field current for a larger generator or alternator.
3. Electronics An oscillator for generating the carrier frequency of a transmitter.
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1. a person or thing that excites
2. (Electrical Engineering) a small generator that excites a larger machine
3. (General Physics) an oscillator producing a transmitter's carrier wave
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(ɪkˈsaɪ tər)

1. one that excites.
2. an auxiliary generator that supplies energy for the excitation of another electric machine.
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And he describes the effect in remarkably Smithian terms: "the same movements which the mind would feel in seeing them" ("II ne represententera pas directement ces choses, mais il excitera dans l'ame les memes mouvements qu'eprouve en les voyant").