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 the attention of others, especially as an example, proof, or precedent: The coaches 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 on behalf of the defendant who was on trial for robbing a bank.
citation (s) (noun), citations (pl)
1. An official document, or speech, that praises someone's actions, accomplishments, or character: Adam was given a citation because when he was in the armed forces he showed great 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 reason why something has happened: Robert quoted words taken from a citation of a particular writer's publication to establish what he was suggesting had the support of a professional.
3. A reference to a previous decision by a court or legal authority, specifying precisely where it is documented: Carol presented a citation which was officially mentioned in a court of law for someone to officially appear on a specific day.
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. to explain why he ran into another vehicle during the night.
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: The teacher told her students to cite a passage from a book, or the words of another person, or people so other readers would know from whom the information came.
2. To mention or to bring forward as a support, an illustration, or a proof: The cites of an author should include listing the source, or sources, from which someone uses information, words, literary, or verbal context.
3. 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 it 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: Dr. Wolf told Etta that she had a nervous excitability that was 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 shown to be impulsive or poorly controlled behavior: Aurora had an excitable reaction when she heard that her friend died in an automobile accident.
excitableness (s) (noun) (no plural)
Something that is readily roused into some kind of action or a state of irritability: Whenever Claude goes to work, his job as a mechanic results in excitableness because he is usually able to repair or to replace parts which satisfy and make his customers very happy.
excitation (s) (noun), excitations (pl)
1. The act or process of being put into motion or stimulation: Rachel's two little boys had excitations when she told them they could eat their lunch now.
2. The activity produced in a bodily organ, tissue, or part; such as, a nerve cell, as a result of some kind of stimulation: Kate had some excitations after her medical treatment of pains in her knee joints and how much better she felt when she went for walks.
excite (verb), excites; excited; exciting
1. To cause someone to feel enjoyment or pleasurable anticipation: Jerry was excited by his mother when she told him that the family would be going to see the special movie tomorrow.
2. To make a person or animal feel nervous apprehension or an unpleasant state of heightened emotion: Donald was told not to excite the dog or he might bite you.
3. To cause a memory, thought, or other response to form in the mind: George's grandmother was excited to hear that her grandchildren were coming to visit her next week.
4. To stimulate or to increase the rate of activity of an organ, tissue, or other body part: Bob's doctor told him that his medical operation would excite his physical functions much more.
5. 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-.