heightened

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condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action alert , qui vive
state of heightened physiological activity arousal
applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity estrus , heat , oestrus , rut
annual phase of heightened sexual excitement in the males of certain large mammals (especially elephants); is associated with discharge from a gland between the eye and ear musth
aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing mystique
general feeling of excitement and heightened interest sensation
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