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Adjective: aroused  u'rawzd
  1. Keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
    "his face all aroused with excitement";
    - ablaze, aflame
  2. Feeling great sexual desire
    "feeling aroused";
    - steamy, turned on
  3. Aroused to action
    "the aroused opposition"
  4. Emotionally aroused
    - stimulated, stirred, stirred up
  5. Brought to a state of great tension
    "all aroused for a fight";
    - wound up
  6. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
    "he would become aroused over nothing at all";
    - emotional, excited, worked up
Verb: arouse  u'rawz
  1. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    "arouse pity";
    - elicit, enkindle [literary], kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
  2. Stop sleeping
    - wake up, awake, awaken, wake, come alive, waken
  3. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    "arouse the spectre of unemployment";
    - raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, bring up, put forward, call forth
  4. Cause to be alert and energetic
    - stimulate, brace, energize, energise [Brit], perk up
  5. Cause to become awake or conscious
    - awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up
  6. To begin moving
    - stir
  7. To evoke sexual feelings
    "This movie usually arouses the male audience";
    - sex, excite, turn on, wind up

See also: agitated, awakened, excited, passionate, sexy [informal], tense, wrought-up

Type of: affect, alter, call up, change, change state, create, excite, make, modify, move, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, summon, turn

Encyclopedia: Aroused