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  Words related to arousal

Related / Similar Words: rousing, foreplay, stimulation

 

Definition:
  • the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions";
  • mutual sexual stimulation prior to sexual intercourse;
  • awakening from sleep;
  • a state of heightened physiological activity;

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    Hyponyms: awakening, wakening, waking up, excitation, excitement, incitation, incitement, inflammation, inflaming, inspiration, stirring, stimulation, titillation, caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling, feel, alertness, alerting, emotional arousal, innervation, irritation, desire

     

    Derivational Morphology: agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke, wake up, awake, awaken, wake, come alive, waken

     

     
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