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REM SLEEP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does REM sleep mean? 

REM SLEEP (noun)
  The noun REM SLEEP has 1 sense:

1. a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep

  Familiarity information: REM SLEEP used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REM SLEEP (noun)


Sense 1REM sleep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

paradoxical sleep; rapid eye movement; rapid eye movement sleep; REM; REM sleep

Hypernyms ("REM sleep" is a kind of...):

sleep; slumber (a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended)


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