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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.
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(Physiology) causing sexual excitement
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[əˈraʊzɪŋ] adj (sexually)excitant(e)
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Also it did much toward making a martyr of Baynes in her eyes and arousing in her breast a keen feeling of loyalty toward him.
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