somnolence


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som·no·lence

 (sŏm′nə-ləns)
n.
A state of drowsiness; sleepiness.

somnolence

the condition of drowsiness or sleepiness. Also somnolency, somnolism. — somnolent, adj.
See also: Sleep
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.somnolence - a very sleepy state; "sleepiness causes many driving accidents"
temporary state - a state that continues for a limited time
oscitance, oscitancy - drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
Translations

somnolence

[ˈsɒmnələns] Nsomnolencia f

somnolence

nSchläfrigkeit f; the heavy somnolence of this summer’s daydie bleierne Schwere dieses Sommertages

somnolence

[ˈsɒmnələns] n (liter) → sonnolenza

som·no·lence

, somnolency
n. somnolencia.

somnolence

n somnolencia
References in classic literature ?
The nervous excitement of which we speak pursued Valentine even in her sleep, or rather in that state of somnolence which succeeded her waking hours; it was then, in the silence of night, in the dim light shed from the alabaster lamp on the chimney-piece, that she saw the shadows pass and repass which hover over the bed of sickness, and fan the fever with their trembling wings.
The gnawing of profound discomfort existed side by side with an incredible disposition to somnolence, as though he had been buffeted and worried into drowsiness.
This somnolence did I disturb when I taught that NO ONE YET KNOWETH what is good and bad:--unless it be the creating one!
Thus, they could not understand his excessive somnolence in the forenoon, nor his excessive activity at night.
Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night.
Sedation, somnolence, dizziness, akathisia and nausea were the most commonly reported adverse events (reported with a frequency of 5% or greater and at least twice that of placebo).
Sur autoroute, certains accidents mortels sont dus a la somnolence.
Study participants tolerated ARX-04 well, with nausea (9%), somnolence (5%) and vomiting (4%) comprising the most commonly reported adverse events.
OSA causes severe symptoms, such as excessive daytime somnolence, and is associated with a significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
A meta-analysis of eight clinical trials of the newly approved female hypoactive sexual disorder drug flibanserin shows the drug yields minimal benefit, while increasing the risk of dizziness, somnolence, nausea, and fatigue.
A 68-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with nausea, vomiting, perspiration, and somnolence after taking a primidone (Mysoline, Keymen ilag San.
Seal maintained the symphony's serene and tranquil nature, never letting the music lapse into somnolence or generalised cosiness.