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  Definition of Arousal
  1. the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
  2. mutual sexual stimulation prior to sexual intercourse
  3. awakening from sleep
  4. a state of heightened physiological activity
Similar Words: rousing, foreplay, stimulation

 

Hyponyms: awakening, wakening, waking up, excitation, excitement, incitation, incitement, inflammation, inflaming, inspiration, stirring, stimulation, titillation, caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling, feel, alertness, alerting, emotional arousal, innervation, irritation, desire

 

Derivational Morphology: agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke, wake up, awake, awaken, wake, come alive, waken

 

 
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