MEANING: noun: Numbness in a limb, usually caused by pressure on a nerve. Also known as falling asleep.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin obdormire (to fall asleep), from dormire (to sleep). Earliest documented use: 1634.

NOTES: There is a word even for what comes after obdormition: paresthesia. (also known as pins and needles).

OCD, OR M.I.T. ION? - anal personality, or charged particle at the Institute?

OB DORM - IT'S ON! - the funding came through for bedrooms for on-call obstetricians !

ODORMITION - (if you choose to accept it): get the smells out of your socks