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wake

noun [C] (FUNERAL)    /weɪk/
an occasion when the family and friends of a dead person meet in order to look at the dead body the night before it is buried, or when they meet after a dead person has been buried to drink and talk about the person's lifeFuneralsRemembering people who have died
(Definition of wake noun (FUNERAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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