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self- +‎ excite


self-excite (third-person singular simple present self-excites, present participle self-exciting, simple past and past participle self-excited)

  1. To energize or excite (the field magnets of a dynamo) by induction from the residual magnetism of its cores, leading all or a part of the current thus produced through the field-magnet coils.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for self-excite in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)