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  • 1 light sleep — nap, doze …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 2 Sleep medicine — is a medical subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders. From the middle of the 20th century, research has provided increasing knowledge and answered many questions about sleep wake functioning. [cite… …

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  • 3 sleep — vb Sleep, slumber, drowse, doze, nap, catnap, snooze mean to take rest by a suspension of consciousness. Sleep, the usual term, implies ordinarily the periodical repose of this sort in which men and animals recuperate their powers after activity …

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  • 4 light — light1 [līt] n. [ME liht < OE lēoht, akin to Ger licht < IE base * leuk , to shine, bright > Gr leukos, white, L lux & lumen, light, lucere, to shine, luna, moon, Welsh llug, gleam] 1. a) the form of electromagnetic radiation that acts… …

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  • 5 sleep spindle — n a burst of synchronous alpha waves that occurs during light sleep …

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  • 6 sleep — sleepful, adj. sleeplike, adj. /sleep/, v., slept, sleeping, n. v.i. 1. to take the rest afforded by a suspension of voluntary bodily functions and the natural suspension, complete or partial, of consciousness; cease being awake. 2. Bot. to… …

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  • 7 Sleep — Waking up redirects here. For other uses, see Waking Up (disambiguation). This article is about sleep in general; for specifically non human sleep see Sleep (non human); for other uses, see Sleep (disambiguation). Sleeping child Sleep is a… …

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  • 8 light — light1 W1S1 [laıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(natural/artificial light)¦ 2¦(lamp/electric light etc)¦ 3¦(traffic control)¦ 4¦(on a vehicle)¦ 5 first light 6 be/stand in somebody s light 7¦(for a cigarette)¦ 8¦(in somebody s eyes)¦ 9 set light to something …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 light — light1 [ laıt ] noun *** 1. ) uncount brightness from the sun or from a light, which allows you to see things: The room gets a lot of light in the afternoons. light shines: Light from the street lamps was shining through a gap in the curtains. a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 light — 1 /laIt/ noun 1 NATURAL/ARTIFICIAL LIGHT a) (U) the energy from the sun, a flame, a lamp etc that allows you to see things: the morning light streaming in through the windows | We could see a tiny glimmer of light in the distance. |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 light — I [[t]la͟ɪt[/t]] BRIGHTNESS OR ILLUMINATION ♦♦ lights, lighting, lit, lighted, lighter, lightest (The form lit is the usual past tense and past participle, but the form lighted is also used.) 1) N UNCOUNT: also the N Light is the brightness that… …

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  • 12 light — 1. n., v., & adj. n. 1 the natural agent (electromagnetic radiation of wavelength between about 390 and 740 mm) that stimulates sight and makes things visible. 2 the medium or condition of the space in which this is present. 3 an appearance of… …

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  • 13 sleep — sleep1 [ slip ] (past tense and past participle slept [ slept ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive to go into a natural state in which you are unconscious for a time and your body rests, especially for several hours at night: The baby usually sleeps in …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 sleep */*/*/ — I UK [sliːp] / US [slɪp] verb Word forms sleep : present tense I/you/we/they sleep he/she/it sleeps present participle sleeping past tense slept UK [slept] / US past participle slept 1) [intransitive] to go into a natural state in which you are… …

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  • 15 light — light1 lightful, adj. lightfully, adv. /luyt/, n., adj., lighter, lightest, v., lighted or lit, lighting. n. 1. something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light. 2. Physics …

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  • 16 sleep — Synonyms and related words: KO, annihilation, ataraxia, ataraxy, bane, be caught napping, be neglectful, be negligent, beauty sleep, beddy bye, bedtime, biological death, blackout, blanket drill, bye bye, calmness, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 light — I UK [laɪt] / US noun Word forms light : singular light plural lights *** 1) [uncountable] brightness from the sun or from a light, which allows you to see things The room gets a lot of light in the afternoons. light shines: Light from the street …

    English dictionary

  • 18 light — I. /laɪt / (say luyt) noun 1. that which makes things visible, or affords illumination: all colours depend on light. 2. Physics a. Also, luminous energy, radiant energy. electromagnetic radiation to which the organs of sight react, ranging in… …

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  • 19 light*/*/*/ — [laɪt] noun I 1) [U] brightness from the sun or from a light, which allows you to see things a beam/flash/ray of light[/ex] The house could be clearly seen by the light of the moon.[/ex] 2) [C] a piece of electrical equipment that produces… …

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  • 20 light — I [[t]laɪt[/t]] n. adj. light•er, light•est, 1) something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light[/ex] 2) phs a) electromagnetic radiation to which the organs of sight react, ranging in wavelength from about… …

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