waken
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈweɪkən/
Verb

waken (wakens, present participle wakening; past and past participle wakened)

  1. (transitive) To wake or rouse from sleep.
  2. (intransitive) To awaken; to cease to sleep; to be awakened; to stir.
    • Early, Turnus wakening with the light.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter II, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384 ↗:
      She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky.
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