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waking

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈweɪ.kɪŋ/
the moment when you wake: For a moment, between waking and sleeping, he couldn't understand where he was.

waking

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˈweɪ.kɪŋ/
used to refer to a period of time or an experience during which you are awake: Children are in school for 15 percent of their waking hours/life between birth and the age of 16. She seems to spend every waking moment/minute/hour (= all her available time) at the piano.
Translations of “waking”
in Chinese (Traditional) 清醒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 清醒…
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