The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Arouse \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. --Cowper.
No suspicion was aroused. --Merivale.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "arousing":
aggravation, agitation, animation, aphrodisiac, aphroditous,
arousal, educible, eductive, electrification, elicitory,
eradicative, eroticizing, evocative, exacerbation, exacting,
exactive, exasperation, excitation, excitement, exhilaration,
extortionary, extortionate, extortive, extractive, fomentation,
galvanization, incitement, inflammation, infuriation, irritation,
lathering up, perturbation, provocation, steaming up, stimulating,
stimulation, stimulus, stirring, stirring up, uprooting, venereal,
whipping up, working up