Definition for A-ROUSE

A-ROUSE, v.t. [arouz'. In Heb. חרצ; Ar. حَرَصَ haratza, to stir, to excite. It is often contracted into rouse. It may be allied to D. raazen; G. brausen, to rage, to stir, bluster. Class Rs.]

To excite into action that which is at rest; to stir, or put in motion or exertion, that which is languid; as, to arouse one from sleep; to arouse the dormant faculties.

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