awakening

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈweɪ̯kənɪŋ/

Adjective[edit]

awakening

  1. Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn.

Noun[edit]

awakening (plural awakenings)

  1. The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep.
  2. (religion) A revival of religion, or more general attention to religious matters than usual.
  3. (figuratively) Being roused into action or activity.
    • 2007, Abigail Brenner, Women's Rites of Passage (page 25)
      When I invited women to decide for themselves which rite of passage to talk or write about, I found that only a few chose their sexual awakening.

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Verb[edit]

awakening

  1. Present participle of awaken.