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Related to arousal: emotional arousal
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.]
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|Noun||1.||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"
stimulation - the act of arousing an organism to action
titillation - an agreeable arousal
|2.||arousal - 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 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 intercourse|
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"
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noun stimulation, movement, response, reaction, excitement, animation, stirring up, provocation, inflammation, agitation, exhilaration, incitement, enlivenment Thinking angry thoughts can provoke strong physiological arousal.
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arousal[əˈraʊzəl] N (sexual) → excitación f (sexual)
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n (sexual) → Erregung f
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
arousaln (from sleep) (el) despertar; (sexual) excitación f
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