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1. To rouse from sleep.; to wake; to awaken. Where mornings earliest ray . . . Awake her. (Tennyson) And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, lord, save us; we perish. (Matt. Viii. 25)

2. To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity, or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties. I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie. (Goldsmith) It way awake my bounty further. (Shak) No sunny gleam awakes the trees. (Keble)

Origin: Awoke, Awaked; Awaked; (Obs) Awaken, Awoken; . Awaking. The form Awoke is sometimes used as a] [AS. Awaecnan, v. I. (imp. Awc), and awacian, v. I. (imp. Awacode). See Awaken, wake.

Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action. Before whom awake i stood. (Milton) She still beheld, now wide awake, the vision of her sleep. (Keats) He was awake to the danger. (Froude)

Origin: From awaken, old p. P. Of awake.

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Fats in the Late Night?

How true that our body become more fat when we stay awake late at night?

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Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:20 pm
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what about gills?

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by notRoman
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:20 am
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Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:15 pm
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Sound and how the brain reacts to it

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by MillieKittan
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... certain sounds. (I don't tell anyone any more.) My physical reaction is exactly like yours. Very pleasureable, and actually hard to stay awake if it goes on for some time. (A quick story: Many years ago I worked at a grocery store as a cashier. When the "chip man" would come ...

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by WordMonkey
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:10 pm
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