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REM   /rɛm/   Listen
REM

noun
1.
A recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep.  Synonyms: paradoxical sleep, rapid eye movement, rapid eye movement sleep, REM sleep.
2.
(Roentgen Equivalent Man) the dosage of ionizing radiation that will cause the same amount of injury to human tissue as 1 roentgen of X-rays.



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"REM" Quotes from Famous Books



... plerumque Andino ipso, faciebat, summum omnium odium in se concitaverat. Igitur rex Monsorellum, qui tunc forte in aula erat, clam revocat, et literas Bussii ei ostendit; additque se decoris familiae et ejus dignitatis perquam studiosum, noluisse rem adeo injuriosam eum celare; ceterum scire ipsum debere, quid consilii in tali occasione se capere deceat et oporteat. Nec plura elocutus hominem dimittit, qui, non solum injuriae tantae morsu perculsus, sed monitis regis incitatus, quae ille tanquam ignaviae ...
— Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois • George Chapman



Words linked to "REM" :   radioactivity unit, sleep, slumber



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