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Definition of "arousal" []

  • The act of arousing or the state of being aroused. (noun)
  • Sexual arousal. (noun)
  • A physiological and psychological state of being awake or reactive to stimuli, including elevated heart rate and blood pressure and a condition of sensory alertness, mobility and readiness to respond. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "arousal" in a sentence
  • "Sessions involve watching pornographic movies featuring a young boy masturbating while the offender's sexual arousal is measured and punishment administered."
  • "When arousal is too low, we become bored, and seek out activities to stimulate our minds; when arousal is too high, we seek to reduce or find something that will calm us down in some way."
  • "Arguments against violent media imagery promoting violent behaviour often actually support the idea: James Paul Gee promotes video games as very effective teaching tools and arousal is at the heart of his argument."