awakening

p. pr. & vb. n.

  1. of Awaken

a.

  1. Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn.

n.

  1. The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep. Specifically: A revival of religion, or more general attention to religious matters than usual.