Rouse
Rouse Rouse, v. i. 1. To get or start up; to rise. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Night's black agents to their preys do rouse. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To awake from sleep or repose. [1913 Webster]

Morpheus rouses from his bed. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention. [1913 Webster]


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