Meaning of waken

wak•en

Pronunciation: (wā'kun), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to rouse from sleep; wake; awake; awaken.
  2. to rouse from inactivity; stir up or excite; arouse; awaken: to waken the reader's interest.
—v.i.
  1. to wake, or become awake; awaken.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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