dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


2 definitions found
 for Arousing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arouse \A*rouse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aroused; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Arousing.] [Pref. a- + rouse.]
     To excite to action from a state of rest; to stir, or put in
     motion or exertion; to rouse; to excite; as, to arouse one
     from sleep; to arouse the dormant faculties.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Grasping his spear, forth issued to arouse
           His brother, mighty sovereign on the host. --Cowper.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           No suspicion was aroused.                --Merivale.
     [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "arousing":
     aggravation, agitation, animation, aphrodisiac, aphroditous,
     arousal, educible, eductive, electrification, elicitory,
     eradicative, eroticizing, evocative, exacerbation, exacting,
     exactive, exasperation, excitation, excitement, exhilaration,
     extortionary, extortionate, extortive, extractive, fomentation,
     galvanization, incitement, inflammation, infuriation, irritation,
     lathering up, perturbation, provocation, steaming up, stimulating,
     stimulation, stimulus, stirring, stirring up, uprooting, venereal,
     whipping up, working up
  
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org