Definition of arousal
1 : the act of arousing someone or something arousal from sleep This belated arousal of the hunting instinct seemed to make almost another man of him.— Jack London : the state of being aroused His work with animals had implicated adrenaline and noradrenaline in emotional arousal and memory.— Daniel Goleman
2 : a state of physiological and psychological excitation caused by sexual contact or other erotic stimulation Studies show 60% of patients taking the drugs experience some form of sexual dysfunction, ranging from loss of desire to problems with arousal and an inability to reach orgasm.— Tara Parker-Pope
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