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asleep

[uh-sleep] /əˈslip/
adverb
1.
in or into a state of sleep:
He fell asleep quickly.
2.
into a dormant or inactive state; to rest:
Their anxieties were put asleep.
3.
into the state of death.
adjective
4.
sleeping:
He is asleep.
5.
dormant; inactive.
6.
(of the foot, hand, leg, etc.) numb.
7.
dead.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English o slæpe, aslepe, Old English on slǣpe; see a-1, sleep
Related forms
half-asleep, adjective
quasi-asleep, adjective, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi asleep

asleep

/əˈsliːp/
adjective (postpositive)
1.
in or into a state of sleep
2.
in or into a dormant or inactive state
3.
(of limbs, esp when the blood supply to them has been restricted) numb; lacking sensation
4.
(euphemistic) dead
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Word Origin and History for quasi asleep

asleep

adj.

c.1200, aslepe, o slæpe, from Old English on slæpe (see sleep). The parallel form on sleep continued until c.1550. Of limbs, "numb through stoppage of circulation," from late 14c. Meaning "inattentive, off guard" is from mid-14c.

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quasi asleep in Medicine

asleep a·sleep (ə-slēp')
adj.

  1. In a state of sleep; sleeping.

  2. Numb, as of a limb.

  3. Dead.

adv.
  1. In or into a state of sleep.

  2. In or into a state of apathy or indifference.

  3. Into the sleep of the dead.

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Idioms and Phrases with quasi asleep

asleep

In addition to the idiom beginning with asleep also see: fall asleep
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