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sleeping Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the state of being asleep
  2. noun quiet and inactive restfulness
    quiescence; quiescency; dormancy.
  3. noun the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
  4. verb be asleep
    catch some Z's; slumber; kip; sleep; log Z's.
  5. verb be able to accommodate for sleeping
    • This tent sleeps six people
  6. adjective satellite lying with head on paws as if sleeping

Sleep"ing adjective & noun
  1. from Sleep.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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