- The act of arousing or the state of being aroused.
- 2003, Jinhee Choi, "Fits and Startles: Cognitivism Revisited," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 61, no. 2 (Spring), p. 152,
- :Subjects report the physiological arousals induced by adrenaline and placebo differently.
Etymology: arouse + -al
- French: éveil, excitation
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