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wakeful

[ weyk-fuhl ]
/ ˈweɪk fəl /
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adjective
unable to sleep; not sleeping; indisposed to sleep: Excitement made the children wakeful.
characterized by absence of sleep: a wakeful night.
watchful; alert; vigilant: a wakeful foe.
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Origin of wakeful

First recorded in 1540–50; wake1 + -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for wakeful

wakeful
/ (ˈweɪkfʊl) /

adjective
unable or unwilling to sleep
sleepless
alert

Derived forms of wakeful

wakefully, adverbwakefulness, noun
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