awakening


awakening
awakeningly, adv.
/euh way"keuh ning/, adj.
1. rousing; quickening: an awakening interest in ballet.
n.
2. the act of awaking from sleep.
3. a revival of interest or attention.
4. a recognition, realization, or coming into awareness of something: a rude awakening to the disagreeable facts.
5. a renewal of interest in religion, esp. in a community; a revival.
[1585-95; AWAKEN + -ING2, -ING1]

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