Synonyms of arousal


1. arousal, rousing, change of state

usage: the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"

2. arousal, physical condition, physiological state, physiological condition

usage: a state of heightened physiological activity

3. arousal, wakefulness

usage: awakening from sleep

4. foreplay, arousal, stimulation, sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity

usage: mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse

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