Definition for Sleep (-ing)

sleep (-ing), n. [see sleep, v.] (webplay: careless, drink, drowsy, night).

  1. Slumber; rest; closing of one's eyes to allow the body to achieve a relaxed state of mind.
  2. Unconsciousness; absence of noise; quiet state of being; inactive frame of mind; lack of physical movement; [fig.] a mortal being; a slumbering person.
  3. To be dead; to rest in the grave.
  4. Sluggishness; state of suspended animation.
  5. Oblivion.
  6. Bedtime; [fig.] darkness; nighttime.
  7. Natural unconscious state; temporary suspension of the nervous system; time of recuperation when muscles relax but respiration and blood circulation continue.
  8. Coma; repose; [fig.] process of death.

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