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drowse

 (drouz)
v. drowsed, drows·ing, drows·es
v.intr.
To be half-asleep: drowsed in the warm sun.
v.tr.
1. To make drowsy: "drowsed with the fume of poppies" (John Keats).
2. To pass (time) by drowsing.
n.
The condition of being sleepy.

[Perhaps ultimately from Old English drūsian, to sink, be sluggish; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

drowse

(draʊz)
vb
to be or cause to be sleepy, dull, or sluggish
n
the state of being drowsy
[C16: probably from Old English drūsian to sink; related to drēosan to fall]

drowse

(draʊz)

v. drowsed, drows•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to be sleepy or half-asleep.
2. to be dull or sluggish.
v.t.
3. to pass or spend (time) in drowsing (often fol. by away): He drowsed away the morning.
4. to make sleepy or sluggish.
n.
5. a sleepy or sluggish condition; state of being half-asleep.
[before 900; Old English drūsian to droop]

drowse


Past participle: drowsed
Gerund: drowsing

Imperative
drowse
drowse
Present
I drowse
you drowse
he/she/it drowses
we drowse
you drowse
they drowse
Preterite
I drowsed
you drowsed
he/she/it drowsed
we drowsed
you drowsed
they drowsed
Present Continuous
I am drowsing
you are drowsing
he/she/it is drowsing
we are drowsing
you are drowsing
they are drowsing
Present Perfect
I have drowsed
you have drowsed
he/she/it has drowsed
we have drowsed
you have drowsed
they have drowsed
Past Continuous
I was drowsing
you were drowsing
he/she/it was drowsing
we were drowsing
you were drowsing
they were drowsing
Past Perfect
I had drowsed
you had drowsed
he/she/it had drowsed
we had drowsed
you had drowsed
they had drowsed
Future
I will drowse
you will drowse
he/she/it will drowse
we will drowse
you will drowse
they will drowse
Future Perfect
I will have drowsed
you will have drowsed
he/she/it will have drowsed
we will have drowsed
you will have drowsed
they will have drowsed
Future Continuous
I will be drowsing
you will be drowsing
he/she/it will be drowsing
we will be drowsing
you will be drowsing
they will be drowsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drowsing
you have been drowsing
he/she/it has been drowsing
we have been drowsing
you have been drowsing
they have been drowsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drowsing
you will have been drowsing
he/she/it will have been drowsing
we will have been drowsing
you will have been drowsing
they will have been drowsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drowsing
you had been drowsing
he/she/it had been drowsing
we had been drowsing
you had been drowsing
they had been drowsing
Conditional
I would drowse
you would drowse
he/she/it would drowse
we would drowse
you would drowse
they would drowse
Past Conditional
I would have drowsed
you would have drowsed
he/she/it would have drowsed
we would have drowsed
you would have drowsed
they would have drowsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drowse - a light fitful sleepdrowse - a light fitful sleep      
sleeping - the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
Verb1.drowse - sleep lightly or for a short period of time
catch a wink, catnap, nap - take a siesta; "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"
2.drowse - be on the verge of sleeping; "The students were drowsing in the 8 AM class"
rest - be at rest
nod - be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"
dope off, doze off, drift off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off, drop off - change from a waking to a sleeping state; "he always falls asleep during lectures"

drowse

verb
1. sleep, drop off (informal), doze, nap, slumber, kip (Brit. slang), snooze (informal), nod off, get some shut-eye, zizz (Brit. informal), have or get forty winks, catch some zeds (informal) She drowsed for a while.
Translations

drowse

[draʊz] VIdormitar
to drowse offadormilarse

drowse

[ˈdraʊz] visomnoler

drowse

vi (→ vor sich (acc) → hin) dösen or dämmern
nHalbschlaf m, → Dämmerschlaf m

drowse

[draʊz] visonnecchiare, essere mezzo assopito/a

drowse

v. adormecerse, adormitarse.