wakeful

adjective wake·ful \ ˈwāk-fəl \

Definition of wakeful

: not sleeping or able to sleep : sleepless

wakefully

play \ˈwāk-fə-lē\ adverb

wakefulness

noun

Examples of wakeful in a Sentence

  1. the mother remained wakeful until her child returned home

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wakeful

Definition of wakeful for English Language Learners

  • : not sleeping or not able to sleep


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wakeful

adjective wake·ful \ ˈwāk-fəl \

Definition of wakeful for Students

: not sleeping or able to sleep

wakefulness

noun

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wakeful

adjective wake·ful \ ˈwāk-fəl \

medical Definition of wakeful

: not sleeping or able to sleep : sleepless

wakefulness

noun


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