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wakefulness meaning and definition

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Definition of wakefulness (noun)

  1. a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
    • "consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar"
  2. a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
    • "accept your wakefulness and sleep in its own contrary way is more likely to come"
    • synonyms: sleeplessness
    • antonym: drowsiness
  3. the process of paying close and continuous attention
    • "wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"
    • synonyms: alertness, vigilance, watchfulness
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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