self-ex·​cit·​ed ˌself-ik-ˈsī-təd How to pronounce self-excited (audio)
: excited by a current produced by the generator itself
self-excited generators

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-excited was in 1882

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“Self-excited.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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