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Meaning of AROUSAL

Pronunciation:  u'rawzul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
  2. [n]  mutual sexual stimulation prior to sexual intercourse
  3. [n]  awakening from sleep
  4. [n]  a state of heightened physiological activity
 

AROUSAL is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: foreplay, rousing
 
 See Also: alerting, alertness, awakening, caressing, change of state, cuddling, desire, emotional arousal, excitation, excitation, excitement, feel, fondling, hugging, incitation, incitement, inflaming, inflammation, innervation, inspiration, irritation, kissing, necking, petting, physiological condition, physiological state, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual arousal, sexual practice, smooching, snuggling, stimulation, stirring, titillation, wakefulness, wakening, waking up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*rous"al\, n.
The act of arousing, or the state of being aroused.

      Whatever has associated itself with the arousal and
      activity of our better nature.           --Hare.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a high, aggravation, agitation, animation, arousing, awakening, bringing out, calling forth, drawing out, eduction, electrification, emotion, evocation, exacerbation, exasperation, excitation, excitedness, excitement, exhilaration, firing, fomentation, galvanization, incitation, incitement, inflammation, infuriation, instigation, irritation, lathering up, manic state, pep rally, pep talk, perturbation, provocation, rabble-rousing, reveille, rousing, rude awakening, steaming up, stimulation, stimulus, stirring, stirring up, stirring-up, whipping up, working up
 

 

 

 

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