Sleep Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Sleep

The definition of a slumber is a deep sleep.
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A light sleep; nap
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A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
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A brief, light sleep; doze
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A forward or up-and-down movement of the head, usually expressive of drowsiness or agreement:
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(Rare, fiction) Artificially induced hibernation in humans for the purpose of long distance space travel.
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A brief, light sleep.
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To pause; to postpone for a short while.
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Calm; tranquillity; peace
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To sleep lightly; be half asleep; doze
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The god of dreams in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
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A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy.
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euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
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(Intransitive, of a person) To arrive casually at a place.
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To breathe, while asleep, with harsh sounds caused by vibration of the soft palate, usually with the mouth open
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A state of drowsiness; sleepiness.
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Sleep.
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(Idiomatic) to submit something; to give
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(Idiomatic) To go to bed.
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The state of being quiescent; dormancy.
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To lie down to sleep, to put oneself in one's bed
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The end of life of an organism or cell. In humans and animals, death is manifested by the permanent cessation of vital organic functions, including the absence of heartbeat, spontaneous breathing, and brain activity. Cells die as a result of external injury or by an orderly, programmed series of self-destructive events known as apoptosis . The most common causes of death for humans in well-developed countries are cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, certain chronic diseases such as diabetes and emphysema, lung infections, and accidents.
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Lull is defined as to calm or soothe.
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A nap, especially an afternoon one taken after lunch in some cultures.
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The state or characteristic of being dormant; quiet, inactive restfulness.
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(Computing) A standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.
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Some think that the yawn is caused because the brain is too warm. The inhalation of cool air promotes the lowering of the brain temperature, resulting in your brain working more efficiently.
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To release from intense concentration, hard work, worry, etc.; give rest to
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Tending to produce sleep; hypnotic.
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Dull with sleepiness; sluggish.
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(Medicine) coma with complete insensibility; deep lethargy
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A light sleep.
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An unnaturally deep sleep; stupor
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To spend the winter in a dormant state
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Alternative spelling of shut-eye.
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(Idiomatic) To go to bed.
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(Chiefly Brit., Slang) To sleep
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As if in a coma; lethargic; torpid
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(Heraldry) Lying down in a sleeping position
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(Idiomatic) To fall asleep, usually from implied exhaustion.
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(Intransitive) To experience a period of depression and/or lethargy after a period of euphoria, as after the euphoric effect of a psychotropic drug has dissipated.
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euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
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Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific:
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Sluggish; dull; apathetic
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Not very active; dull; quiet
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The definition of a trance is an altered state of mind where you can't move, or being stunned in a way that resembles this state, or the state of a person connecting to the spirit world.
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be asleep
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To become downcast or pine away in longing:
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Causing or tending to cause sleep
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To give up one's work, business, career, etc., esp. because of advanced age
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Discharge or release from life; death
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Causing or inducing sleep, normally with harmful overtones.
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The definition of somnolent is to be sleepy or drowsy, or something that causes sleepiness or drowsiness.
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A state of deep unconsciousness, usually resulting from brain trauma or metabolic disease, in which an individual is incapable of sensing or responding to external stimuli.
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(Poetic, euphemistic) To die (often seen on gravestones)
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(Medicine) Present but not symptomatic:
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(Archaic) soporific, sleep-inducing
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(Archaic) Sleep from sympathy, or produced by mesmerism or the like.
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The state of being in hypnotic sleep
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(Zoology) To be in a dormant or torpid state during a hot dry period, such as the summer months.
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To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of something.
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(Nautical) The fitful naps taken when all hands are kept up by stress.
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To get a quick sleep
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(Figuratively) Wide open.
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To live (with another or in another's home) as a paying guest
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Antonyms for Sleep

To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.
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(Intransitive) To stop sleeping.
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(Figuratively) Being roused into action or activity.
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To cause to wake; awake
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The quality or state of being awake
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The state of being wakeful.
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A sense of one's personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group:
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Words Related to Sleep

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To be asleep
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A natural, reversible state of rest in most vertebrate animals, occurring at regular intervals and necessary for the maintenance of health. During sleep, the eyes usually close, the muscles relax, and responsiveness to external stimuli decreases. Growth and repair of the tissues of the body are thought to occur, and energy is conserved and stored. In humans and certain other animals, sleep occurs in five stages, the first four consisting of non-REM sleep and the last stage consisting of REM sleep . These stages constitute a sleep cycle that repeats itself about five times during a normal episode of sleep. Each cycle is longer that the one preceding it because the length of the REM stage increases with every cycle until waking occurs. Stage I is characterized by drowsiness, Stage II by light sleep, and Stages III and IV by deep sleep. Stages II and III repeat themselves before REM sleep (Stage V), which occurs about 90 minutes after the onset of sleep. During REM sleep, dreams occur, and memory is thought to be organized. In the stages of non-REM sleep, there are no dreams, and brain activity decreases while the body recovers from wakeful activity. The amount and periodicity of sleep in humans vary with age, with infants sleeping frequently for shorter periods, and mature adults sleeping for longer uninterrupted periods.
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