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English definition of “awaken”

awaken

verb [I or T] uk   /əˈweɪ.kən/ literary us  
to stop sleeping or to make someone stop sleeping: They were awakened by the sound of gunfire. I awakened at dawn to find him beside me.Not sleeping and not unconscious
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