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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unable to sleep)
a. wide awake
Era tardísimo y el bebé estaba desvelado, jugando en su cuna.It was very late and the baby was wide awake, playing in his crib.
b. awake
Estoy desvelada y todo el mundo está durmiendo.I'm awake and everyone else is sleeping.
c. unable to sleep
Pasó toda la noche desvelado y hoy está de mal genio.He was unable to sleep all night, so he's cranky today.
d. sleepless
El alumno pasó muchas noches desveladas estudiando para su examen final.The student spent many sleepless nights studying for his final exam.
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1 (despierto) sleepless; wakeful
estar desvelado to be awake; be unable to get to sleep
2 (alerta) watchful; vigilant
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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