arousing

adjective
arous·​ing | \ ə-ˈrau̇-ziŋ How to pronounce arousing (audio) \

Definition of arousing

: causing stimulation to a state of excitement especially : sexually exciting sexually arousing materials He found the smell of her perfume arousing. — Irvine Welsh The strip was called Male Call, and it featured the most arousing woman of my young life: Miss Lace. — Pete Hamill

Other Words from arousing

arousingly adverb
… Frischmann's lyrics are still arousingly sexy and smart. — Dan Aquilante

First Known Use of arousing

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Arousing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arousing. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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