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slumber

noun

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a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself
  • a toddler looking so innocent and peaceful in slumber

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slumber

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of slumber (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be in a state of sleep
  • she slumbered for hours while the train rolled on

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2 to sleep lightly or briefly
  • slumbering restlessly in the tropical heat

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The first known use of slumber was in the 13th century

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“Slumber.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slumber. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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