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dauerschlaf

[dou-er-shlahf]
noun
  1. a form of therapy, now rarely used, that involves the use of drugs to induce long periods of deep sleep.
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Origin of dauerschlaf

< German, equivalent to dauer long lasting + Schlaf sleep
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