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Meaning of asleep

a•sleep

Pronunciation: (u-slēp'), [key]
— adv.
  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.
—adj.
  1. sleeping: He is asleep.
  2. dormant; inactive.
  3. (of the foot, hand, leg, etc.) numb.
  4. dead.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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