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 for excitation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excitation \Ex`ci*ta"tion\n. [L. excitatio: cf. F. excitation.]
     1. The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of
        rousing up or awakening. --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Physiol.) The act of producing excitement (stimulation);
        also, the excitement produced.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  excitation
      n 1: the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his
           face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled";
           "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme
           inflammation" [syn: excitement, excitation,
           inflammation, fervor, fervour]
      2: the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or
         gland [syn: excitation, innervation, irritation]
      3: something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to
         the excitements of the day" [syn: excitation, excitement]

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