Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun arousal

4 senses of arousal

Sense 1
arousal, rousing -- (the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions")
       => change of state -- (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)

Sense 2
arousal -- (a state of heightened physiological activity)
       => physical condition, physiological state, physiological condition -- (the condition or state of the body or bodily functions)

Sense 3
arousal -- (awakening from sleep)
       => wakefulness -- (a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world; "consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar")

Sense 4
foreplay, arousal, stimulation -- (mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse)
       => sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity -- (activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat")

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