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2 marked by much life, movement, or activity
  • during the heat wave stores were doing a rousing business in air conditioners

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present participle of rouse

Synonyms & Antonyms of rousing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to stop sleeping
  • the honking horns roused her from a deep sleep

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2 to cease to be asleep
  • I finally roused around noon, after going to bed very late

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The first known use of rousing was in 1576

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“Rousing.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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