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microsleep

[mahy-kroh-sleep] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌslip/
noun, Psychology
1.
a moment of sleep followed by disorientation, experienced especially by persons suffering from narcolepsy or sleep deprivation.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; micro- + sleep
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microsleep

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsliːp/
noun
1.
a period of sleep which is so momentary as to be imperceptible
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