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English definition of “waking”

waking

adjective [before noun]     /ˈweɪ.kɪŋ/
describes 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 .Not sleeping and not unconscious
(Definition of waking adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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