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.
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.
Dare Bioscience announced it has entered into an agreement to license SST-6007, a potential treatment for Female Sexual Arousal Disorder, from Strategic Science & Technologies, LLC.
On the other hand, psychologis ts have reported strong qualitative correlation between personality dimensions and affect dimensions specifically emotional valence and arousal.
Valence Arousal model is one such model, used to categorize emotions based on valence and arousal state.
Valence and arousal have been categorized and relationship between physiological signals and arousal and valence has been studied using k-Nearest Neighbors, Decision Tree, Random Forest and Support Vector Machine algorithms.
It has been postulated that maintenance of an optimal level of arousal is the key for providing the main motivation for the individual (Corbett, Swain, Newsom, Wang, Song & Edgerton, 2014).
Even when there are spaces that are proposed in the literature that have three or more dimensions (Russell, 1979), there is an agreement in Valence and Arousal (Russell, Weiss, & Mendelsohn, 1989).
However, there is surprisingly little consensus about how emotional arousal influences top-down prioritization.
The study included 50 women diagnosed with female sexual dysfunction, which included hypoactive sexual desire disorder, female sexual arousal disorder, female orgasmic disorder, or combined genital and subjective arousal disorder.
Those with normal arousal as measured by RASS (n = 15) had the highest 6-month mortality, at 40% (95% confidence interval, 20%-64%).