woken


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wok·en

 (wō′kən)
v.
A past participle of wake1.

woken

(ˈwəʊkən)
vb
a past participle of wake1

wake1

(weɪk)

v. waked woke, waked wok•en, wak•ing, v.i.
1. to become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often fol. by up).
2. to become roused from a tranquil or inactive state; awake: to wake from one's daydreams.
3. to become cognizant or aware of something; awaken: to wake to the situation.
4. to be or continue to be awake.
5. to hold a wake over a corpse.
6. to keep watch or vigil.
v.t.
7. to rouse from sleep; awaken (often fol. by up).
8. to rouse from lethargy, apathy, etc. (often fol. by up): It woke us up to the need for conservation.
9. to hold a wake for.
10. to keep watch or vigil over.
n.
11. a watch kept, esp. for some solemn purpose.
12. a watch or vigil by the body of a dead person before burial.
13. a local annual festival in England, formerly to honor the patron saint.
14. the state of being awake: between sleep and wake.
[before 900; Middle English: to be awake, Old English wacian, c. Old Frisian wakia, Old Saxon wakōn, Old Norse vaka, Gothic wakan; compare awake]

wake2

(weɪk)

n.
1. the track of waves left by a ship or boat moving through the water.
2. the path or course of anything that has passed or preceded: The tornado left ruin in its wake.
[1540–50; < Middle Low German, Dutch wake, or Old Norse vǫk hole in the ice]
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