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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.


Synonymssleep


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


Antonymswake









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