sloom

noun
\ˈslüm\
plural -s

Definition of sloom 

(Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British

: a light sleep : doze, slumber

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-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of sloom (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for sloom

Noun

Middle English slume, sloumbe

Intransitive verb

Middle English slumen, probably from slume slumber

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