1. [ noun ] the act of arousing
Synonyms: rousing

"the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"

Related terms: change_of_state stimulation excitation incitation awakening titillation inflammation inspiration agitate
2. [ noun ] a state of heightened physiological activity
Related terms: physiological_state desire sexual_arousal alertness emotional_arousal excitation
3. [ noun ] awakening from sleep
Related terms: wakefulness wake_up
4. [ noun ] (biology,sexuality) mutual sexual stimulation prior to sexual intercourse
Synonyms: stimulation foreplay
Related terms: sexual_activity caressing feeling
Similar spelling:   argal