anti-sleep

adjective

an·​ti-sleep
ˌan-tē-ˈslēp,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-sleep (audio)
variants or less commonly antisleep
: opposed to sleep or designed to prevent sleep
cars equipped with anti-sleep alarms
I try to distract myself by thinking about something peaceful, but my brain won't play along. My brain is firmly anti-sleep. It believes sleep is to be avoided.Richard Glover

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-sleep was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-sleep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-sleep. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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