Pronunciation: (u-slēp'), [key]
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.
1. sleeping: He is asleep.
2. dormant; inactive.
3. (of the foot, hand, leg, etc.) numb.
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