re·​arouse | \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈrau̇z How to pronounce rearouse (audio) \
rearoused; rearousing; rearouses

Definition of rearouse

transitive verb

: to awaken, stimulate, or excite (someone or something) for a second or subsequent time : to arouse (someone or something) again But three new books—two novels and a collection of short stories—may rearouse public attention.— Anthony Finn

Other Words from rearouse

rearousal \ (ˌ)rē-​ə-​ˈrau̇-​zəl How to pronounce rearousal (audio) \ noun, plural rearousals
… when the demands to handle the phobic object increased, their self-reports of anxiety precipitously rose, with the consequence of a rearousal of their fears. — Donald Meichenbaum

First Known Use of rearouse

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Rearouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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