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wak·en

 (wā′kən)
v. wak·ened, wak·en·ing, wak·ens
v.tr.
1. To rouse from sleep; awake: The noise wakened me.
2. To rouse from a quiescent or inactive state; stir.
3. To cause to be aware; alert or enlighten: The news wakened the king to his advisers' treachery.
v.intr.
1. To become awake; wake up: I plan to waken at six o'clock tomorrow. See Usage Note at wake1.
2. To become aware: wakened to the truth.

[Middle English wakenen, from Old English wæcnan; see weg- in Indo-European roots.]

wak′en·er n.
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Chapter two begins with water imagery to describe the sleeping mind: "Morag, never an early or easy wakener, surfaced groggily from the groggily from the submerged caves in which she had been caves in which she had been happily floating floating for some nine hours" (31, emphasis added).
This was a let-off, perhaps even a wakener for Stachan's players who were starting to lose their way a little for the first time.