(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. sleeping; dozing, napping; quiescent, dormant; numb; dead (See death). See inactivity, inattention. Ant., awake, alert.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. sleeping, dreaming, inert, quiet, resting, snoring, somnolent, in a state of sleep, in a sound sleep, sound asleep, fast asleep, dead asleep, comatose, in a torpor, slumbering, heavy with sleep, reposing, taking a siesta, in repose, hibernating, dozing, napping, drowsing, nodding, unconscious, abed, dormant, dead to the world*, in the arms of Morpheus*, in the Land of Nod*, asnore*, anesthetized*, snoozing*, conked out*, out like a light*, assuming the horizontal*, sacked out*, copping some Z's*.
Ant. awake*, waking, alert.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
slumbering, *snoozing, *catching some ZZZs, *catching forty winks, napping, dozing, *comatose, hibernating, dormant.
ANT.: awake, alert
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. In a state of sleep: sleeping, unawake. Idioms: dead to the world, fast (or sound) asleep, in a sound (or wakeless) sleep, out like a light. See AWARENESS. 2. Lacking physical feeling or sensitivity: dead, insensible, insensitive, numb, unfeeling. See AWARENESS. 3. No longer alive: dead, deceased, defunct, departed, extinct, gone, late, lifeless. Idioms: at rest, pushing up daisies. See LIVE.

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