A*rouse" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aroused (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Arousing.] [Pref. a- + rouse.]
To excite to action from a state of rest; to stir, or put in motion or exertion; to rouse; to excite; as, to arouse one from sleep; to arouse the dormant faculties.
Grasping his spear, forth issued to arouse
His brother, mighty sovereign on the host.
No suspicion was aroused.
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