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arouse

[uh-rouz]
verb (used with object), aroused, arousing.
1.
to stir to action or strong response; excite: to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion.
2.
to stimulate sexually.
3.
to awaken; wake up: The footsteps aroused the dog.
verb (used without object), aroused, arousing.
4.
to awake or become aroused: At dawn the farmers began to arouse.

Origin:
1585–95; a-3 + rouse1, modeled on arise

arousability, noun
arousable, adjective
arousal [uh-rou-zuhl] , noun
arouser, noun
nonarousal, noun
overarousal, noun
rearousal, noun
rearouse, verb, rearoused, rearousing.
semiarousal, noun
subarousal, noun
unarousable, adjective
unaroused, adjective
unarousing, adjective
well-aroused, adjective

arose, arouse.


1. animate; inspirit, inspire; incite, provoke, instigate; stimulate, kindle, fire.


1. calm.
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arouse (əˈraʊz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to evoke or elicit (a reaction, emotion, or response); stimulate
2.  to awaken from sleep
 
a'rousal
 
n
 
a'rouser
 
n

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arouse
1590s, "awaken," from a- (1) "on" + rouse (q.v.). Related: Arousal (1854).
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