obdormition

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ob- +‎ dormition

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɒb.dɔːˈmɪ.ʃən/
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Noun[edit]

obdormition (uncountable)

  1. The sensation of numbness that occurs in a limb when it "falls asleep" due to pressure on a nerve.
  2. (obsolete) Falling asleep; the condition of being asleep.

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