"wakening" in the noun sense
1. awakening, wakening, waking up
the act of waking
"it was an early awakening"
"it was the waking up he hated most"
"wakening" in the verb sense
1. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse
cause to become awake or conscious
"He was roused by the drunken men in the street"
"Please wake me at 6 AM."
2. wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken
"She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
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