Middle English Dictionary Entry

wōken v.
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Note: Cp. weiken v.
(a) To become physically weak or feeble; fail, deteriorate; (b) to become less vigorous in fighting, quail; (c) to become less severe, diminish; (d) ~ mid werk, ?to grow irresolute in one’s behavior; ~ on honde, lose the strength of one’s resolve, show weakness of purpose; ~ on thank, waver in one’s mind, succumb to moral weakness.
(a) To dilute (sth.) by the addition of water; (b) to soak (sth.) in water so as to clean or soften it;—used fig. or in fig. context; woked fish, fish steeped in water.