cit-, citat-

(Latin: talk, speak, say; to put into quick motion, to excite, to provoke, to call urgently; to summon, to summon forth, to arouse, to stimulate; used in the sense of "stimulating")

accite (verb), accites; accited; acciting
To summon, to call, or to send for officially: "Jo Ann was accited by the head of the company to report the latest sales reports for the technology department."
citable (adjective), more citable, most citable
1. That which can be called upon officially or authoritatively to appear; such as, before a court: "Al was more citable as a witness regarding the robbery at the bank because he was the clerk who was forced to give the thief the money."
2. The ability to quote by way of example, authority, or proof: "Sherry was referred to as a citable authority by several noteworthy writers."
3. Capable of bringing forward or calling to another's attention especially as an example, proof, or precedent: "The reporter found the weather to be a citable reason for canceling the baseball game."
cital (s) (noun), citals (pl)
1. A quotation or the mentioning of something, as of facts: "The newspaper reporter included several citals in his article from those who recently participated in the demonstration against the new tax that was proposed by the mayor."
2. A summons from a court to appear: "Timothy received a cital to come before a judge to testify for the defendant."
citation (s) (noun), citations (pl)
1. An official document, or speech, that praises someone's actions, accomplishments, or character; such as, someone in the armed forces who is publicly praised because of his or her bravery.
2. A quotation from an authoritative source that is used to support an idea or an argument or something mentioned as proof for a theory or as a reason why something has happened, or to speak or write words taken from a particular writer or written work.
3. A writ for someone to appear in a court of law.
4. A reference to a previous decision by a court or legal authority, specifying precisely where it is documented; as well as, someone or something officially named or mentioned in a court of law, or someone officially requested to appear in a court of law.
citatory (adjective), more citatory, most citatory
1. Having the power or form of a paper that is normally used by various legal courts: "Steven was served with a citatory notification that he was to appear at the traffic court next Tuesday at 10 A.M."
2. A reference to a legal authority where special information may be found: "Legal cases are published in books called reporters where citatory compilations of judicial decisions are published in numbered volumes."
cite (verb), cites, cited, citing
1. To quote as an authority or an example; such as, a passage from a book, or the words of another person, or people.
2. To mention or to bring forward as a support, an illustration, or a proof; that is, listing the source, or sources, from which someone uses information, words, literary, or verbal context: "He cited several instances of illegal behavior."
3. To commend officially for meritorious action in military service; to honor formally.
4. To summon before a court of law.
5. Etymology: from Old French citer, "to summon"; from Latin citare, "to cause to move, to arouse, to summon, to urge, to call".
excitability (s) (noun), excitabilities (pl)
1. The quality of being readily enthusiastic or feeling eager to do something: "Byron noticed the excitability of his dog when he was about to take her out for a walk."
2. The reactions manifested by living organisms, and the elements and tissues of which they are constituted, by responding to the actions of stimulants: "The doctor told Etta that she had a nervous excitability that is being influenced by the physical, chemical, and electrical forces in her body."
excitable (adjective), more excitable, most excitable
1. A reference to the ability to quickly respond to stimuli: "Human bodies have excitable nerves and tissues that can respond to various stimuli."
2. Characterized by an emotional condition that is characterized an impulsive or poorly controlled behavior: "Aurora had an excitable reaction when she heard that her friend died in an auto accident."
excitableness (s) (noun) (no plural)
Capable of being readily roused into some kind of action or a state of irritability.
excitation (s) (noun), excitations (pl)
1. The act or process of being put into motion or stimulation.
2. The activity or altered condition produced in a cell, tissue, or organ as a result of stimulation.
3. The production of a magnetic field in a generator or motor by passing electricity through a coil.
4. The addition of sufficient energy to an electron, atom, atomic nucleus, or molecule to raise it from its lowest energy level ground state to a higher energy level.

In physics, the process of changing the state of a system from its ground state to a given excited state; especially, a process by which the energy state of an atom or molecule is increased above the ground state by radiation or collision.

5. The application of an electrical signal to a device such as a transistor, causing it to operate.
excite (verb), excites; excited; exciting
1. To cause someone to feel enjoyment or pleasurable anticipation.
2. To make a person or animal feel nervous apprehension or an unpleasant state of heightened emotion: "Don't excite the dog or he might bite you."
3. To cause someone to feel a physical desire.
4. To cause someone to feel a particular emotion or reaction; such as, to excite suspicion.
5. To cause a memory, thought, or other response to form in the mind.
6. To raise an electron, atom, atomic nucleus, or molecule above its lowest energy level ground state to a higher energy level.
7. To stimulate or to increase the rate of activity of an organ, tissue, or other body part.
8. To produce a magnetic field in a generator or motor by supplying electricity to the coil.
9. Etymology: "to move, to instigate" from Latin excitare, "to rouse, to produce"; from exciere, "to call forth, to instigate"; from ex-, "out" + ciere "to set in motion, to call".
excited (adjective), more excited, most excited
1. Aroused to a condition of excitement; agitated.
2. Being in a state of excitement; emotionally aroused; stirred.
3. In physics, being at an energy level higher than the ground state.
excitement (s) (noun), excitements (pl)
1. The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up.
2. The feeling or condition of lively enjoyment or pleasant anticipation: "She was finding it difficult to control her excitement about the trip."
3. The act or process of stimulating something.
4. Something that engages people's attention or emotions in a lively and compelling way.
exciter (s) (noun), exciters (pl)
1. A small auxiliary generator that provides current for the field structure of a larger generator.
2. Anything that brings a system to an excited state.
exciting (adjective), more exciting, most exciting
1. Creating or producing excitement: "Jim's father was reading an exciting adventure story."
2. Calling or rousing into action; producing excitement; such as, exciting events; an exciting story.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; logo-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.