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Definition 1: the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate - [noun denoting act]

(sleeping is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of sleeping ) walking by a person who is asleep

(... is a kind of sleeping ) uttering speech while asleep

(... is a kind of sleeping ) sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

(... is a kind of sleeping ) a light fitful sleep

Definition 2: quiet and inactive restfulness - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for sleeping in the sense of this definition

(sleeping is a kind of ...) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

"took his repose by the swimming pool"

(... is a kind of sleeping ) inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life

"their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"

Definition 3: the state of being asleep - [noun denoting cognition]

(sleeping is a kind of ...) a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended

"he didn't get enough sleep last night" "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"

(sleeping is a part of ...) a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep

"I had a dream about you last night"

Definition 4: lying with head on paws as if sleeping - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for sleeping in the sense of this definition

(sleeping is similar to ...) not upright in position or posture

(sleeping belongs to category ...) the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies

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