arousal


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a·rouse

 (ə-rouz′)
tr.v. a·roused, a·rous·ing, a·rous·es
1.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arousal - the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
awakening, wakening, waking up - the act of waking; "it was an early awakening"; "it was the waking up he hated most"
excitation, excitement - something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to the excitements of the day"
incitement, incitation - an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating; "the incitement of mutiny"
inflaming, inflammation - arousal to violent emotion
stirring, inspiration - arousing to a particular emotion or action
stimulation - the act of arousing an organism to action
titillation - an agreeable arousal
2.arousal - a state of heightened physiological activityarousal - a state of heightened physiological activity
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
alerting, alertness - a state of readiness to respond; "alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG"
emotional arousal - the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior
innervation, excitation, irritation - the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
sexual arousal - the arousal of sexual desires in preparation for sexual behavior
desire - something that is desired
3.arousal - awakening from sleeparousal - awakening from sleep      
wakefulness - a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world; "consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar"
4.arousal - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercoursearousal - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, petting, smooching, snuggling, necking - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
feel - manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure; "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"

arousal

noun stimulation, movement, response, reaction, excitement, animation, stirring up, provocation, inflammation, agitation, exhilaration, incitement, enlivenment Thinking angry thoughts can provoke strong physiological arousal.
Translations

arousal

[əˈraʊzəl] N (sexual) → excitación f (sexual)

arousal

[əˈraʊzəl] n
(sexual)excitation f (sexuelle)
(mental)éveil m

arousal

n (sexual) → Erregung f

arousal

[əˈraʊzl] n (sexual) → eccitazione f; (awakening) → risveglio

arousal

n (from sleep) (el) despertar; (sexual) excitación f
References in classic literature ?
This belated arousal of the hunting instinct seemed to make almost another man of him.
Cancel the gym folks, as Dr Andrea Utley said: "There is good stress and there is bad stress and there's a level of arousal which is actually good for you and the level of arousal that takes you over the edge.
Prior evidence indicates that the brain's cholinergic circuits, which are involved in arousal, are especially perturbed, and that altered arousal affects both spontaneous pupil dilation/constriction and heart rate.
[USA], June 20 (ANI): As part of a recent study, a team of researchers examined how arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships.
"We wanted to see if there was an association between it and arousal.
One way to examine the effect of listener-controlled processes on effortful listening is by manipulating the cost/reward trade-off and measuring online changes in physiological arousal. Intentional Listening (IL) refers to the strategic use of attention during listening; a process thought to be influenced by motivation.
However, there is a gap in occupational therapy practice research that distinguishes whether inducing a positive mood with a calm arousal level as a preparatory task can enhance fine motor performance.
General arousal is related to environmental changes, with extreme increases in response to a variety of challenging situations ranging from stress arising from a threatening event (Hermans et al., 2011) to excitement during a sexual encounter (Sarlo & Buodo, 2017).
Finalmente, en el nivel superior, se encuentran las dimensiones que son compartidas por todas las emociones: valencia, arousal y dominancia (Bradley et al., 2001; Gantiva, Guerra, & Vila, 2011; Vila & Fernandez-Santaella, 2005; Vila et al., 2001).
Further, an experiment was conducted to test whether this is an emotional output and not just a startle/orienting reflex by using nine categories of picture stimuli from the International Affective Picture System (IAPS) that vary according to valence and arousal dimensions.