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asleep

a·sleep

asleep

 
 
pronunciation:
slip
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: sleeping.
 
synonyms:
sleeping
antonyms:
awake
similar words:
at rest, dormant, dozing, drowsing, resting, sleepy, slumbering, unconscious
definition 2: dormant.
synonyms:
dormant, quiescent
antonyms:
active
similar words:
at rest, idle, inactive, inert, still
definition 3: dead.
synonyms:
at rest, dead, deceased, departed, lifeless, sleeping
definition 4: without feeling; numb.
She sat in that position until her leg was asleep.
synonyms:
numb
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: into a condition of sleep.
definition 2: into a state of dormancy.
definition 3: into death.