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catnap

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a short sleep
  • a catnap left me refreshed enough to face the rest of the day

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catnap

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of catnap (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be in a state of sleep
  • the children are catnapping, so please be quiet

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2 to sleep lightly or briefly
  • catnapped for 10 minutes and then went back to work

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The first known use of catnap was in 1823

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“Catnap.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/catnap. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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