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Dictionary definition for: Sleep

1. (n) a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended; "he didn''t get enough sleep last night" "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"

2. (v) be asleep

3. (n) a torpid state resembling sleep

4. (v) be able to accommodate for sleeping; "This tent sleeps six people"

5. (n) a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep" "there wasn''t time for a nap"

6. (n) euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb) "she was laid to rest beside her husband" "they had to put their family pet to sleep"

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