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Adjective: sleeping  slee-ping
  1. In a state of sleep
    - asleep
     
  2. Being quiet, still or inactive
    - quiescent
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
Verb: sleep (slept)  sleep
  1. Be asleep
    - slumber, catch some Z's [N. Amer, informal]
     
  2. Be able to accommodate for sleeping
    "This tent sleeps six people"

Derived forms: sleepings

See also: at rest, dead to the world [informal], dopey, dopy, dormant, dozy, drowsing, drowsy, fast asleep, hibernating, hypnoid, inactive, incognisant [Brit], incognizant, sleep in, sleep out, sleepy, sleepy-eyed, sleepyheaded, slumberous, slumbery [archaic], slumbrous, somnolent, sound asleep, torpid, unawakened, unaware, unconscious

Type of: accommodate, activity, admit, bodily function, bodily process, body process, ease, hold, relaxation, repose, rest, shuteye [informal], shut-eye [informal], sleep, slumber

Antonym: wake, waking

Encyclopedia: Sleeping

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