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Definition of awake adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 not asleep (especially immediately before or after sleeping) to be half/fully awake to be wide awake (= fully awake) I was still awake when he came to bed. The noise was keeping everyone awake. I was finding it hard to stay awake. He lies awake at night worrying about his job. She was awake (= not unconscious) during the operation on her leg.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: awake

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