wakening

[wey-kuh-ning]

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see waken, -ing1

unwakening, adjective
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waken

[wey-kuhn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to rouse from sleep; wake; awake; awaken.
2.
to rouse from inactivity; stir up or excite; arouse; awaken: to waken the reader's interest.
verb (used without object)
3.
to wake, or become awake; awaken.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English waknen, Old English wæcnan; cognate with Old Norse vakna; akin to wake1; see -en1

wakener, noun
rewaken, verb
unwakened, adjective
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waken (ˈweɪkən)
 
vb
to rouse or be roused from sleep or some other inactive state
 
 
'wakener
 
n

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waken
"to become awake," O.E. wæcnan, wæcnian "to rise, spring," from the same source as wake (v.). Fig. sense was in O.E. Trans. sense of "to arouse (someone or something) from sleep" is recorded from c.1200.
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Example sentences
Hypnagogic hallucinations-hallucinations which occur between sleep and wakening.
Patients will be instructed to use the device daily overnight, and remove it upon wakening.
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