Wak"en (?), v. i. [imp. & p. pr. Wakened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wakening.] [OE. waknen, AS. waecnan; akin to Goth. gawaknan. See Wake, v. i.]

To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.

Early, Turnus wakening with the light. Dryden.


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Wak"en, v. t.


To excite or rouse from sleep; to wake; to awake; to awaken.

"Go, waken Eve."



To excite; to rouse; to move to action; to awaken.

Then Homer's and Tyrtaeus' martial muse Wakened the world. Roscommon.

Venus now wakes, and wakens love. Milton.

They introduce Their sacred song, and waken raptures high. Milton.


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