Definitions of sleeping
  1. noun
    the state of being asleep
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    the state of remaining awake
    type of:
    sleep, slumber
    a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
  2. noun
    quiet and inactive restfulness
    synonyms: dormancy, quiescence, quiescency
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    inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life
    type of:
    ease, relaxation, repose, rest
    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
  3. noun
    the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
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    noctambulation, noctambulism, sleepwalking, somnambulation, somnambulism
    walking by a person who is asleep
    sleep talking, somniloquism, somniloquy
    uttering speech while asleep
    cat sleep, catnap, forty winks, nap, short sleep, snooze
    sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
    doze, drowse
    a light fitful sleep
    a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)
    a nap
    type of:
    activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process
    an organic process that takes place in the body
  4. adjective
    lying with head on paws as if sleeping
    synonyms: dormant
    not upright in position or posture
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