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sleeping

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

being in a state of suspended consciousness
  • a roomful of sleeping preschoolers at a daycare center

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sleeping

verb
present participle of sleep

Synonyms & Antonyms of sleeping (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be in a state of sleep
  • the baby slept for the entire length of the car trip
  • found the night watchman sleeping at his post

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2 to engage in sexual intercourse
  • if I don't read the tabloids, how will I know who is sleeping with whom this week?

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“Sleeping.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sleeping. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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