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catnapping

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself
  • indulged in some quick catnapping between appointments with patients

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catnapping

verb
present participle of catnap

Synonyms & Antonyms of catnapping (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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“Catnapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/catnapping. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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