Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈslēp\

Medical Definition of SLEEP

:  the natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored—compare rem sleep, slow-wave sleep
:  a state resembling sleep: as a :  death 1 <put a pet cat to sleep> b :  a state marked by a diminution of feeling followed by tingling <her foot went to sleep>
June 30, 2015
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