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 for slumber
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slumber \Slum"ber\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slumbered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Slumbering.] [OE. slombren, slumberen, slumeren, AS.
     slumerian, fr. sluma slumber; akin to D. sluimeren to
     slumber, MHG. slummern, slumen, G. schlummern, Dan. slumre,
     Sw. slumra, Goth. slawan to be silent.]
     1. To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze. --Piers
        Plowman.
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              He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor
              sleep.                                --Ps. cxxi. 4.
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     2. To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or
        inactivity. "Why slumbers Pope?" --Young.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slumber \Slum"ber\, v. t.
     1. To lay to sleep. [R.] --Wotton.
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     2. To stun; to stupefy. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slumber \Slum"ber\, n.
     Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or
     sound; repose.
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           He at last fell into a slumber, and thence into a fast
           sleep, which detained him in that place until it was
           almost night.                            --Bunyan.
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           Fast asleep? It is no matter;
           Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber.    --Shak.
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           Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  slumber
      n 1: a natural and periodic state of rest during which
           consciousness of the world is suspended; "he didn't get
           enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless
           slumber" [syn: sleep, slumber]
      2: a dormant or quiescent state
      v 1: be asleep [syn: sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's,
           catch some Z's] [ant: wake]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "slumber":
     ataraxia, ataraxy, beauty sleep, beddy-bye, bedtime, blanket drill,
     bye-bye, calmness, coma, composure, contemplation, dorm, doss,
     doze, dreamland, drowse, dullness, fitful sleep, fust, hang fire,
     hebetude, hibernation, idle, imperturbability, land of Nod,
     languor, lassitude, light sleep, lucid stillness, marmoreal repose,
     nap, nirvana, oversleep, peace, peacefulness, placidity,
     placidness, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quietism, quietness,
     quietude, repose, rest, restfulness, satori, saw logs, saw wood,
     serenity, shut-eye, silence, silken repose, sleep, sleep soundly,
     sleepland, sleepwalking, slumberland, smolder, snoozle, snore,
     somnambulism, somniloquy, somnus, stagnate, stillness, stupor,
     take a nap, torpidity, torpor, tranquillity, unconsciousness,
     vegetate, winter sleep, wise passiveness
  
  

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