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slumber

slum·ber

slumber

 
 
pronunciation:
sluhm br
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: slumbered, slumbering, slumbers
definition 1: to sleep, esp. lightly.
synonyms:
catnap, doze, nap, snooze
similar words:
drowse, repose, rest, sleep
definition 2: to be temporarily inactive.
The ocean is slumbering before the storm.
synonyms:
rest
similar words:
hibernate, repose, sleep, vegetate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to pass (time) by sleeping.
They slumbered the hours away.
synonyms:
doze, sleep
similar words:
drowse
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (sometimes pl.) a state or period of sleep.
synonyms:
catnap, doze, nap, sleep, snooze
definition 2: temporary inactivity; dormancy.
synonyms:
arrest, dormancy, hibernation, quiescence, sleep
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