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  • v. To sleep lightly, to doze, to nod; to be half-asleep.
  • v. To soften or rot with damp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Slumber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To slumber; waste; decay.
  • To become weak or flaccid, as plants and flowers touched by frost.
  • n. A gentle sleep; slumber.
  • n. See sloam.


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  • Well, I hope you gave them a good talking to.

    August 10, 2009

  • It does. I wish I had some sloom last night. Instead I had an interminably boring dream in which I was hanging out with certain Supreme Court justices.


    August 7, 2009

  • I love this word. Its sound alone suggests the bottomless depths of that kind of deep sleep.

    August 7, 2009

  • ~ A deep sleep

    ~ Evolved into the English slumber

    ~ From the Flemish sluimeren, to sleep; sluimerig, sleepy.

    ~ Sloomy, lethargic

    January 18, 2009

  • Sounds like another gound word to me. :-)

    August 2, 2008

  • Aw, man, this is the best.

    August 2, 2008

  • To sleep very heavily.

    August 2, 2008