Impulsion; agitation. That which rouses moves, stirs or induces action.
- n. The act of exciting, or the state of being roused into action, or of having increased action; impulsion; agitation; as, an excitement of the people. That which excites or rouses; that which moves, stirs, or induces action; a motive.
- (Physiol.) A state of aroused or increased vital activity in an organism, or any of its organs or tissues.