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arousal Line breaks: arousal
Pronunciation: /əˈraʊzl/

Definition of arousal in English:


[mass noun]
The action or fact of arousing or being aroused: sexual arousal in dreams is common
More example sentences
  • Sleep is fragmented by frequent arousals and awakenings, resulting in decreased or absent slow-wave and REM sleep.
  • Both men and women are able to have orgasms but reaching orgasm requires a longer period of sexual arousal in the female.
  • Their level of arousal goes up much more quickly, peaks at a higher level, and takes more time to return to baseline.

Words that rhyme with arousal

carousal, espousal, spousal, tousle
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