wakener
noun Date: 1597 archaic one that causes to waken

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wakener — Wak en*er, n. One who wakens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wakener — See waken. * * * …   Universalium

  • wakener — wak·en·er …   English syllables

  • wakener — k(ə)nə(r) noun ( s) : one that causes to waken …   Useful english dictionary

  • waken — wakener, n. /way keuhn/, 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. 3. to wake, or become awake; awaken. [bef. 900; ME waknen, OE waecnan; …   Universalium

  • waken — /ˈweɪkən/ (say waykuhn) verb (t) 1. to rouse from sleep; awake. 2. to rouse from inactivity; stir up or excite; arouse. –verb (i) 3. to wake, or become awake; awaken: *She wakened early and went with her breakfast tray and the morning paper to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • waken — [wā′kən] vi. [ME waknen < OE wacnian, wæcnan, to become awake, akin to ON vakna, to waken: for IE base see WAKE1] 1. to become awake; come to one s senses after sleep or a state like sleep 2. to become active, animated, or alive after… …   English World dictionary

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