from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective emotionally stimulated.
  • adjective brought to a state of great psychological tension.
  • adjective stimulated to a state of awareness and interest.
  • adjective sexually aroused; feeling a strong urge for sexual activity.
  • adjective excessively affected by emotion; -- of persons.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of arouse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective aroused to action
  • adjective feeling great sexual desire
  • adjective (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
  • adjective brought to a state of great tension
  • adjective keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
  • adjective emotionally aroused


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