rearouse

verb re·arouse \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈrau̇z \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rearouse

rearoused; rearousing; rearouses
: 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

rearousal

play \(ˌ)rē-ə-ˈrau̇-zəl\ 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

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