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asleep

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adjective \ə-ˈslēp\

Simple Definition of asleep

  • : in a state of sleep : sleeping

  • : lacking any feeling

Full Definition of asleep

  1. 1 :  being in a state of sleep

  2. 2 :  dead

  3. 3 :  lacking sensation :  numb

  4. 4 a :  inactive, dormant b :  not alert :  indifferent

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


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asleep

adverb

Definition of asleep

  1. 1 :  into a state of sleep

  2. 2 :  into the sleep of death

  3. 3 :  into a state of inactivity, sluggishness, or indifference



13th Century

First Known Use of asleep

13th century



ASLEEP Defined for Kids

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asleep

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adjective \ə-ˈslēp\

Definition of asleep

  1. 1 :  being in a state of sleep

  2. 2 :  having no feeling <My foot is asleep.>




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asleep

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adverb

Definition of asleep

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





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