uprouse

[ uhp-rouz ]
/ ʌpˈraʊz /

verb (used with object), up·roused, up·rous·ing.

to rouse up; arouse; awake.

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Origin of uprouse

First recorded in 1805–15; up- + rouse1
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British Dictionary definitions for uprouse

uprouse
/ (ʌpˈraʊz) /

verb

(tr) rare to rouse or stir up; arouse
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