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English noun: slumber

1. slumber (state) a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended

SamplesHe didn't get enough sleep last night.
Calm as a child in dreamless slumber.


Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Narrower (hyponym)nonrapid eye movement, nonrapid eye movement sleep, NREM, NREM sleep, orthodox sleep, paradoxical sleep, rapid eye movement, rapid eye movement sleep, REM, REM sleep, shuteye, sleeping

2. slumber (state) a dormant or quiescent state

Broader (hypernym)dormancy, quiescence, quiescency

English verb: slumber

1. slumber (body) be asleep

ExamplesSam and Sue slumber

Synonymscatch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)rest

Narrower (hyponym)aestivate, bundle, catch a wink, catnap, estivate, hibernate, hole up, nap, practice bundling, sleep in, sleep late


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