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v. drowsed, drows·ing, drows·es
To be half-asleep: drowsed in the warm sun.
1. To make drowsy: "drowsed with the fume of poppies" (John Keats).
2. To pass (time) by drowsing.
The condition of being sleepy.
[Perhaps ultimately from Old English drūsian, to sink, be sluggish; see dhreu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
to be or cause to be sleepy, dull, or sluggish
the state of being drowsy
[C16: probably from Old English drūsian to sink; related to drēosan to fall]
v. drowsed, drows•ing,
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]
Past participle: drowsed
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|Noun||1.||drowse - a light fitful sleep |
sleeping - the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
|Verb||1.||drowse - sleep lightly or for a short period of time|
|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"
drowse[ˈdraʊz] vi → somnoler
v. adormecerse, adormitarse.