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n. pl. os·ci·tan·cies
1. The act of yawning.
2. The state of being drowsy or inattentive; dullness.

[From oscitant, yawning, from Latin ōscitāns, ōscitant-, present participle of ōscitāre, to yawn : ōs, mouth; see ōs- in Indo-European roots + citāre, to move; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.]

os′ci·tant adj.
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Adj.1.oscitant - showing lack of attention or boredom; "the yawning congregation"
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"
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