Definition of arousal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈraʊzl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈraʊzl//
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  1. 1the act of making somebody feel sexually excited; the state of being sexually excited sexual arousal
  2. 2the act of making somebody have a particular feeling or attitude emotional arousal the arousal of public interest
  3. 3(formal) the act of waking somebody from sleep