awakening: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-wā'ku-ning), [key]
— adj.
  1. rousing; quickening: an awakening interest in ballet.
  1. the act of awaking from sleep.
  2. a revival of interest or attention.
  3. a recognition, realization, or coming into awareness of something: a rude awakening to the disagreeable facts.
  4. a renewal of interest in religion, esp. in a community; a revival.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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