arousing

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

arousing

  1. Present participle of arouse.

Adjective[edit]

arousing (comparative more arousing, superlative most arousing)

  1. That or who arouses or arouse.
    I am having very arousing thoughts.

Noun[edit]

arousing (plural arousings)

  1. (rare) An act or occurrence in which something is aroused
    • 1912, Will Levington Comfort, Fate Knocks at the Door[1]:
      There is a mob in every drama--poor mob that always loses, of untimely arousings, mere bewildered strength in the wiles of strategy.
    • 1913, Anna Bishop Scofield, Insights and Heresies Pertaining to the Evolution of the Soul[2], edition 2nd ed.:
      These excursions of the soul into the realm of matter, thus made by and through the offices of clairvoyants and seers, the repeated arousings of the ego from its contented sleep are finally highly educational, and result in resurrecting the forces of the enfranchised being, and setting them in motion on the lines of useful work for humanity.