Definitions

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  • adjective That can be aroused

Etymologies

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arouse +‎ -able

Examples

  • Interestingly, although people with varying levels of some personality traits, such as neuroticism, agreeableness and conscientiousness, intermarry at a seemingly random rate, high-sensation seekers - as well as those on the low end of the sensation-seeking scale - tend to pick similarly arousable people as mates.

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  • Now, of course, now that she had been freed of the psychological chains, the confining restrictions, the imprisoning inhibitions of the free woman, I had little doubt that she, and perhaps even soon, would prove to be a helplessly arousable, helplessly yielding slave, a joy both to herself and her masters.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • Harvey Nash, older, filled with regrets (sort of), more charming and arousable than ever, just in from the Coast, where he's reinvented himself as Nash Harvey, jingle composer and chronic bachelor, has returned to the scene of his first romantic crime. (read a sample chapter)

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  • Now, the compromised state of consciousness, that simply seems to mean that maybe he's in and out of consciousness, some periods of time where he's just not arousable.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2005

  • But for the lay public, what it typically means is someone who is just not arousable, who is neither aware nor arousable.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2005

  • REINER: He was arousable but, you know, deeply sedated.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2001

  • White also said such a flow of propofol would have made Jackson "sleepy but arousable and breathing spontaneously," but it would not have killed him.

    CNN.com

  • The fourth stage is the deepest form of sleep during which the patient is the least arousable.

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  • It is obvious to the least arousable prude that this miracle device is wasted on imaginary animal training, fake bowling, and pretend street dancing.

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  • And later: "What you want to do is make sure he's safe, that he's arousable and if at any time he's not arousable or if he aspirates this (vomit) into his lungs, then you want to make sure you get him into the hospital," the dispatcher said.

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