ex·​cit·​er ik-ˈsī-tər How to pronounce exciter (audio)
: one that excites
: a generator or battery that supplies the electric current used to produce the magnetic field in another generator or motor
: an electrical oscillator that generates the carrier frequency (as for a radio transmitter)

Examples of exciter in a Sentence

many of the exciters of the so-called “tax revolt” were actually campaign workers for one of the gubernatorial candidates

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of exciter was in the 14th century

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“Exciter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exciter. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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