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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arousal 
  n  1:  the  act  of  arousing;  "the  purpose  of  art  is  the  arousal  of 
  emotions"  [syn:  {rousing}] 
  2:  a  state  of  heightened  physiological  activity 
  3:  awakening  from  sleep 
  4:  mutual  sexual  stimulation  prior  to  sexual  intercourse  [syn: 
  {foreplay},  {stimulation}] 




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