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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.
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.