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Noun: sleeping  slee-ping
  1. The state of being asleep
     
  2. Quiet and inactive restfulness
    - quiescence, quiescency, dormancy
     
  3. The suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
Adjective: sleeping  slee-ping
  1. (heraldry) lying with head on paws as if sleeping
    - dormant
Verb: sleep (slept)  sleep
  1. Be asleep
    - kip [Brit], slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's
     
  2. Be able to accommodate for sleeping
    "This tent sleeps six people"

Derived forms: sleepings

See also: sleep in, sleep out, unerect

Type of: accommodate, activity, admit, bodily function, bodily process, body process, ease, hold, relaxation, repose, rest, sleep, slumber

Antonym: wake, waking

Encyclopedia: Sleeping

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