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arouseverb [T]

uk   /əˈraʊz/  us   /əˈraʊz/
C2 to ​cause someone to have a ​particularfeeling: It's a ​subject that has aroused a lot of interest. Our suspicions were first aroused when we ​heard a ​muffledscream.
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to ​cause someone to ​feelsexualexcitement

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arousal
noun [U] uk   /əˈraʊ.zəl/  us   /əˈraʊ.zəl/
a ​state of (​sexual) arousal (= being ​sexuallyexcited)
aroused
uk   /əˈraʊzd/  us   /əˈraʊzd/
sexuallyexcited
(Definition of arouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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arouseverb [T]

 us   /əˈrɑʊz/
to ​cause someone to have a ​particularfeeling: He ​works hard to arouse his ​students’ ​curiosity.
(Definition of arouse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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