Definition of self-excite in English:

self-excite

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfɪkˈsʌɪt/ /ˌsɛlfɛkˈsʌɪt/

verb

  • Of a device (especially a dynamo or other rotating electromagnetic induction machine): to generate an electric current, magnetic field, etc., within itself. Also occasionally with object (in passive).

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From self- + excite.