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asleep (predicative only)

  1. In a state of sleep; also, broadly, resting. "I was asleep when you called."
  2. (slang) Inattentive. "How could you miss that? Were you asleep?"
  3. (of a body part) Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness.
    • 2003, Norma L. Bronoski, Nuns Don't Dance,
      Louisa sat in the car crying, until her foot fell asleep. She shook her foot violently, afraid the numbness would turn to frostbite.

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