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1asleep

adjective \ə-ˈslēp\

: in a state of sleep : sleeping

: lacking any feeling

Full Definition of ASLEEP

1
:  being in a state of sleep
2
:  dead
3
:  lacking sensation :  numb
4
a :  inactive, dormant
b :  not alert :  indifferent
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Examples of ASLEEP

  1. Are you asleep? No, I'm awake.
  2. He tries to clean up the house while the kids are asleep.
  3. The cats are asleep on the floor.
  4. She was still asleep at noon.

Origin of ASLEEP

Middle English aslepe, from Old English on slæpe
First Known Use: 13th century

2asleep

adverb

Definition of ASLEEP

1
:  into a state of sleep
2
:  into the sleep of death
3
:  into a state of inactivity, sluggishness, or indifference

First Known Use of ASLEEP

13th century
ASLEEP Defined for Kids

1asleep

adjective \ə-ˈslēp\

Definition of ASLEEP for Kids

1
:  being in a state of sleep
2
:  having no feeling <My foot is asleep.>

2asleep

adverb

Definition of ASLEEP for Kids

:  into a state of sleep <I fell asleep during the movie.>

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