Definition of arousal in English:

arousal

noun

  • [mass noun] The action or fact of arousing or being aroused:

    ‘sexual arousal in dreams is common’
    • ‘Their level of arousal goes up much more quickly, peaks at a higher level, and takes more time to return to baseline.’
    • ‘Sleep is fragmented by frequent arousals and awakenings, resulting in decreased or absent slow-wave and REM sleep.’
    • ‘It not only can teach your partner what gets you going but it also can contribute to their own arousal.’
    • ‘Both men and women are able to have orgasms but reaching orgasm requires a longer period of sexual arousal in the female.’
    • ‘Rather, the stimulus itself appeared to elicit a small, brief arousal in the sleeping participant.’

Pronunciation:

arousal

/əˈraʊzl/