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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wak·en v. i. [imp. & p. pr. Wakened p. pr. & vb. n. Wakening.]  To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
    Early, Turnus wakening with the light.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wak·en·ing, n.
 1. The act of one who wakens; esp., the act of ceasing to sleep; an awakening.
 2. Scots Law The revival of an action.
    They were too much ashamed to bring any wakening of the process against Janet.   --Sir W. Scott.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 wakening
      n : the act of waking; "it was an early awakening"; "it was the
          waking up he hated most" [syn: awakening, waking up]