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waken

wak·en

waken

 
pronunciation:
weI kn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wakened, wakening, wakens
definition 1: to cause to stop sleeping; awake.
antonyms:
lull
similar words:
arouse, wake
definition 2: to rouse to a more active or alert state; stir.
antonyms:
lull
similar words:
arouse, rouse, stir, wake
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to stop sleeping; become awake; wake up.
similar words:
arouse, revive, rouse, wake
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