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- n. The sensation of numbness that occurs in a limb when it "falls asleep" due to pressure on a nerve.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sleep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
- n. The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
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People who are not accustomed to the position, should be careful when trying to sit seiza, as the position can reduce blood circulation in the lower limbs, resulting in pain and eventually obdormition, or the limbs "going to sleep."