paradoxical sleep


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This irony was not lost on scientists, which is why this phase is referred to as paradoxical sleep. Aliza Kelly, Allure, 23 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paradoxical sleep was in 1964

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“Paradoxical sleep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

paradoxical sleep

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