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tr.v. a·roused, a·rous·ing, a·rous·es
a. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited: The report aroused them to take action. The insult aroused him to anger.
b. To stimulate sexual desire in.
2. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up: The odd sight aroused our curiosity. See Synonyms at provoke.
3. To awaken (someone) from sleep.

[From rouse, on the model of such pairs as rise, arise.]

a·rous′al n.


(Physiology) in a state of sexual arousal
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aroused - aroused to actionaroused - aroused to action; "the aroused opposition"
awakened - aroused or activated; "an awakened interest in ballet"
2.aroused - emotionally arousedaroused - emotionally aroused      
excited - in an aroused state
3.aroused - brought to a state of great tensionaroused - brought to a state of great tension; "all wound up for a fight"
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
4.aroused - feeling great sexual desirearoused - feeling great sexual desire; "feeling horny"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
5.aroused - keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitementaroused - keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement; "his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker; "he was aflame with desire"
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions
6.aroused - (of persons) excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"


[əˈraʊzd] adj (sexually)excité(e)
References in classic literature ?
The night and their own thoughts had aroused something in them.
That bill, she said, should have aroused her suspicions at once--but did not.
But the very passions themselves were aroused within her soul, swaying it, lashing it, as the waves daily beat upon her splendid body.
Aroused by this signal, slight as it was, he sprang upon his feet with a confused recollection of the self-imposed duty he had assumed with the commencement of the night.
Clifford's naturally poignant sympathies were all aroused.
Love, whether newly-born, or aroused from a death-like slumber, must always create a sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world.
They aroused Jurgis, and he sat up and listened crossly to the story.
It does not adhere to him when asleep or in anger, or aroused by any passion or inspiration.
We were so sodden with fatigue that we never stirred nor turned over till the blooming blasts of the Alpine horn aroused us.
Every stump that started up in their path seemed a man and an enemy, and made them catch their breath; and as they sped by some outlying cot- tages that lay near the village, the barking of the aroused watch-dogs seemed to give wings to their feet.
This proceeding aroused the whole hive: half-a-dozen four-footed fiends, of various sizes and ages, issued from hidden dens to the common centre.
His wife and his mother (who lives with him) had expressly desired that he would make those inquiries; their doubts having been aroused by Norah's evasive answers when they questioned her about her sister.