What is the opposite of sleep?

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Noun
Opposite of the state of reduced consciousness during which a human or animal rests in a daily rhythm
“She had a deep sense of awareness for her surroundings as the night began to set in.”
Noun
(birth) Opposite of the cessation of life and all associated processes
“Lachie and Mary, though fatigued and mentally drained, were absolutely chuffed with the birth of their twin daughters.”
Noun
(existence) Opposite of the cessation of life and all associated processes
“I'm totally skeptical of UFOs and the potential existence of alien life forms in our galaxy.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of sleep or slumber
“Keats spluttered and coughed to full wakefulness, and steadied himself with a stiff brandy.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility
Noun
Opposite of a person's death
Noun
Opposite of the state of being speechless
Noun
Opposite of a short sleep, especially during the day
Verb
Opposite of to go to sleep, or fall asleep
“We need to wake up early tomorrow to avoid missing our flight.”
Verb
Opposite of to relax or be at ease
“Sometimes, I exert myself to the point of exhaustion.”
Verb
Opposite of to lie down to rest
Verb
Opposite of sleep through cold weather
Verb
Opposite of to engage in carnal activity
Verb
Opposite of to provide with shelter or accommodation
“Police have previously been accused of standing by or supporting the land invasions and ignoring court orders to evict the squatters.”
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