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arouse

verb [T] uk   /əˈraʊz/ us  
C2 to cause someone to have a particular feeling: It's a subject that has aroused a lot of interest. Our suspicions were first aroused when we heard a muffled scream.
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to cause someone to feel sexual excitement
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arousal
noun [U] uk   /əˈraʊ.zəl/ us  
a state of (sexual) arousal (= being sexually excited)
aroused
uk   /əˈraʊzd/ us  
sexually excited
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