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Adjective: waking  wey-king
  1. Marked by full consciousness or alertness
    "worked every moment of my waking hours";
    - wakeful
Noun: waking  wey-king
  1. The state of remaining awake
    "days of danger and nights of waking"
Verb: wake (woke,woken, also waked)  weyk
  1. Be awake, be alert, be there
  2. Stop sleeping
    "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock";
    - wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, come alive, waken
  3. Arouse or excite feelings and passions
    "Wake old feelings of hatred";
    - inflame, stir up, ignite, heat, fire up
  4. Make aware of
    "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
  5. Cause to become awake or conscious
    "Please wake me at 6 AM.";
    - awaken, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse

Derived forms: wakings

See also: awake

Type of: alarm, alert, alter, arouse, change, change state, consciousness, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, modify, provoke, raise, turn

Antonym: sleep, sleeping

Encyclopedia: Waking

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