sloom

1 of 2

noun

ˈslüm
plural -s
dialectal, British
: a light sleep : doze, slumber

sloom

2 of 2

intransitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
1
dialectal, British : doze, slumber
2
dialectal, British : to become weak and flaccid : decay, waste
3
dialectal, British : to move or wander slowly or silently : drift

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English slume, sloumbe

Intransitive verb

Middle English slumen, probably from slume slumber

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“Sloom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sloom. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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