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Meaning of arouse

a•rouse

Pronunciation: (u-rouz'), [key]
— v., a•roused, a•rous•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to stir to action or strong response; excite: to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion.
  2. to stimulate sexually.
  3. to awaken; wake up: The footsteps aroused the dog.
—v.i.
  1. to awake or become aroused: At dawn the farmers began to arouse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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