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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) causing sexual excitement


[əˈraʊzɪŋ] adj (sexually)excitant(e)
References in classic literature ?
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.
Previous studies have found that highly arousing emotional experiences lead to the time distortions described above.
We've discovered that we see things that are emotionally arousing with greater clarity than those that are more mundane," says Rebecca Todd, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto's Department of Psychology and lead author of the study published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience.
We only know that, by arousing pity and awakening love, the world should be a kinder place because of them.
The Iraqi Accord Front assured that it will request from the Parliament Chairmanship to "punish those responsible for statements that arousing sectarian attitudes and offend Moslem symbols.
The erogenous zones of the body are particularly sensitive to light touch and teasing the skin with a feather can be powerfully arousing.
Summary: British Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Marvin Davies, said investment environment in Algeria is continuously improving, arousing the interest of world's major economic centres in terms of partnership and economic cooperation.
1 : the act or power of arousing the mind or the emotions <the inspiration of music>
People who steal credit card information need a way to determine if the care is usable, without arousing suspicion by the card issuer's monitoring systems.
Strictly speaking, a pedophile has "recurrent, intense sexual urges or sexually arousing fantasies of engaging in sexual activity with a prepubertal child" (Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 28th ed.
Chapters address medical issues that need to be addressed, such as a preconception examination, genetic counseling, and brief primer on one's hormones and their side effects; then they sojourn smoothly into advice for stimulating arousing and loving procreation, including discussion of fertility symbols, dance, rituals, blessings, sex itself, and moon or menstrual magic.
A fiber-wrapped HDPE composite pipe originally invented in 1988 for high-pressure gas transport may be arousing renewed market interest.