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1. twilight

noun. ['ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt'] the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth.

Synonyms

  • visible light
  • light

Antonyms

  • sunset
  • rough
  • variability

Etymology

  • twilight (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Twilight Sleep

  • oversleep
  • mcsleep
  • anandeep
  • streep
  • phillipe
  • felipe
  • bopeep
  • asleep
  • sweep
  • steep
  • schliep
  • griep
  • creep
  • bleep
  • weep
  • veep
  • tepe
  • sheep
  • sepe
  • seipp
  • seip
  • seep
  • riepe
  • reep
  • reap
  • peep
  • lepe
  • leap
  • kniep
  • kneip

2. twilight

noun. ['ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt'] the time of day immediately following sunset.

Synonyms

  • nightfall
  • evenfall
  • dusk
  • hour
  • even
  • crepuscule
  • eve
  • gloaming
  • fall
  • time of day
  • crepuscle
  • eventide
  • gloam
  • night

Antonyms

  • unequal
  • asymmetrical
  • inflate
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • twilight (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. twilight

adjective. ['ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt'] lighted by or as if by twilight.

Synonyms

  • dusky
  • dark

Antonyms

  • sunrise
  • night
  • day

Etymology

  • twilight (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. twilight

noun. ['ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt'] a condition of decline following successes.

Synonyms

  • decline

Antonyms

  • unevenness
  • unsteady

Etymology

  • twilight (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. sleep

verb. ['ˈsliːp'] be asleep.

Synonyms

  • catnap
  • hibernate
  • estivate
  • hole up
  • bundle
  • catch some Z's
  • slumber
  • nap
  • rest
  • sleep late
  • sleep in
  • log Z's
  • practice bundling
  • aestivate
  • catch a wink

Antonyms

  • estivate
  • wake
  • aestivate
  • be active

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. sleep

noun. ['ˈsliːp'] a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended.

Synonyms

  • REM sleep
  • NREM
  • shuteye
  • nonrapid eye movement sleep
  • orthodox sleep
  • rapid eye movement
  • slumber
  • sleeping
  • physiological condition
  • nonrapid eye movement
  • NREM sleep
  • physiological state
  • REM
  • paradoxical sleep
  • rapid eye movement sleep

Antonyms

  • sit
  • stand
  • action
  • activeness

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. sleep

noun. ['ˈsliːp'] a torpid state resembling deep sleep.

Synonyms

  • physiological condition
  • physiological state
  • sopor

Antonyms

  • hyperthermia
  • hypopigmentation
  • hypocapnia
  • hypothermia

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. sleep

noun. ['ˈsliːp'] euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb).

Synonyms

  • quietus
  • rest
  • eternal rest
  • death

Antonyms

  • unpack
  • activity
  • change
  • lie

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. sleep

verb. ['ˈsliːp'] be able to accommodate for sleeping.

Synonyms

  • admit
  • accommodate

Antonyms

  • hypercapnia
  • impotence
  • ill health

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. sleep

noun. ['ˈsliːp'] a period of time spent sleeping.

Synonyms

  • beauty sleep
  • nap
  • period of time
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • hyperpigmentation
  • impotency
  • estrus
  • infertility

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word twilight-sleep


1. Noun Phrase
Midazolam, sold commercially as Versed, and fentanyl are the two most commonly used medications in twilight sleep, notes the Encyclopedia of Surgery, although other medications such as Valium may also be used 13.

2.
Noun Phrase
Although less common than after general anesthesia, nausea and vomiting may occur in some people after
twilight sleep, notes the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 12.

3.
Noun Phrase
While most drugs used for
twilight sleep clear the system within an hour or two, allowing the patient to go home but not to drive himself, some people may require prolonged recovery times 1.

4.
Noun Phrase
Fentanyl, a pain reliever often used for twilight sleep, is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and may cause respiratory depression in some people 1.

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