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asleep a·sleep (ə-slēp')

  1. In a state of sleep; sleeping.

  2. Numb, as of a limb.

  3. Dead.

  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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