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Adjective: rousing  raw-zing
  1. Capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement
    "a rousing sermon";
    - stirring
     
  2. Rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading
    "tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation"
Noun: rousing  raw-zing
  1. The act of arousing
    "the purpose of art is the rousing of emotions";
    - arousal
Verb: rouse  rawz
  1. Become active
    "He finally roused himself";
    - bestir
     
  2. Force or drive out
    - rout out, drive out, force out
     
  3. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    - agitate, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up
     
  4. Cause to become awake or conscious
    "He was roused by the drunken men in the street";
    - awaken, wake, waken, wake up, arouse

Derived forms: rousings

See also: provocative, stimulating

Type of: alter, be active, change, change of state, displace, disturb, modify, move, trouble, upset

Encyclopedia: Rouse, James