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 for waking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wake \Wake\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wakedor Woke (?); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Waking.] [AS. wacan, wacian; akin to OFries. waka,
     OS. wak?n, D. waken, G. wachen, OHG. wahh?n, Icel. vaka, Sw.
     vaken, Dan. vaage, Goth. wakan, v. i., uswakjan, v. t., Skr.
     v[=a]jay to rouse, to impel. ????. Cf. Vigil, Wait, v.
     i., Watch, v. i.]
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     1. To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
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              The father waketh for the daughter.   --Ecclus.
                                                    xlii. 9.
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              Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps. --Milton.
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              I can not think any time, waking or sleeping,
              without being sensible of it.         --Locke.
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     2. To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
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              The king doth wake to-night, and takes his rouse,
              Keeps wassail, and the swaggering upspring reels.
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     3. To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be
        awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.
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              He infallibly woke up at the sound of the concluding
              doxology.                             --G. Eliot.
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     4. To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a
        dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
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              Gentle airs due at their hour
              To fan the earth now waked.           --Milton.
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              Then wake, my soul, to high desires.  --Keble.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waking \Wak"ing\, n.
     1. The act of waking, or the state or period of being awake.
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     2. A watch; a watching. [Obs.] "Bodily pain . . . standeth in
        prayer, in wakings, in fastings." --Chaucer.
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              In the fourth waking of the night.    --Wyclif
                                                    (Matt. xiv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by full consciousness or alertness; "worked every
             moment of my waking hours" [syn: waking, wakeful]
      n 1: the state of remaining awake; "days of danger and nights of
           waking" [ant: sleeping]

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