oscitance


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os·ci·tance

 (ŏs′ĭ-təns)
n.
Oscitancy.
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Noun1.oscitance - drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
dullness, obtuseness - the quality of being slow to understand
drowsiness, sleepiness, somnolence - a very sleepy state; "sleepiness causes many driving accidents"
2.oscitance - an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouthoscitance - an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy"
pandiculation - yawning and stretching (as when first waking up)
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