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English Dictionary: arousal by the DICT Development Group
2 results for arousal
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
    Synonym(s): arousal, rousing
  2. a state of heightened physiological activity
  3. awakening from sleep
  4. mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
    Synonym(s): foreplay, arousal, stimulation
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Arousal \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.
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