awoken


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a·wok·en

 (ə-wō′kən)
v.
A past participle of awake.

a•wake

(əˈweɪk)

v. a•woke a•waked, a•woke a•waked a•wo•ken, a•wak•ing, v.t.
1. to rouse from sleep.
2. to make active or alert; rouse: It awoke his flagging interest.
v.i.
3. to emerge from sleep.
4. to become active or alert.
5. to become conscious of something: finally awoke to the facts.
adj.
6. waking; not sleeping.
7. vigilant; alert.
[before 1000; Old English awacen, past participle of awæcnan; see a-, wake]
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