|1.||[ adjective ] capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement|
"a rousing sermon" "stirring events such as wars and rescues"
|2.||[ adjective ] rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading|
"tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation"
|3.||[ noun ] the act of arousing|
"the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
|Related terms:||change_of_state stimulation excitation incitation awakening titillation inflammation inspiration agitate|