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som·no·lent

 (sŏm′nə-lənt)
adj.
1. Drowsy; sleepy.
2. Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.

[Middle English sompnolent, from Old French, from Latin somnolentus : somnus, sleep; see swep- in Indo-European roots + -olentus, abounding in.]

som′no·lent·ly adv.

somnolent

(ˈsɒmnələnt)
adj
1. drowsy; sleepy
2. causing drowsiness
[C15: from Latin somnus sleep]
ˈsomnolence, ˈsomnolency n
ˈsomnolently adv

som•no•lent

(ˈsɒm nə lənt)

adj.
1. sleepy; drowsy.
2. tending to cause sleep.
[1425–75; late Middle English sompnolent < Old French < Latin somnolentus, derivative of somnus sleep]
som′no•lence, n.
som′no•lent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.somnolent - inclined to or marked by drowsiness; "slumberous (or slumbrous) eyes"; "`slumbery' is archaic"; "the sound had a somnolent effect"
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"

somnolent

adjective (Formal)
1. sleepy, drowsy, dozy, comatose, nodding off (informal), torpid, half-awake, heavy-eyed The sedative makes people very somnolent.
2. quiet, peaceful, dull, sleepy, tranquil, inactive the somnolent villages of Sicily

somnolent

adjective
1. Ready for or needing sleep:
Translations

somnolent

[ˈsɒmnələnt] ADJ (= sleepy) → soñoliento

somnolent

adj
(= sleepy)schläfrig
(= causing sleep)einschläfernd

somnolent

[ˈsɒmnələnt] adj (liter) → sonnolento/a

somnolent

adj somnoliento, que tiene sueño
References in classic literature ?
Abner, there are dangerous symptoms of somnolency about thee
In less than half an hour the breathing of Esther became so profound, and, as the Doctor himself might have termed it, so very abstracted, that had he not known how easy it was to ascribe this new instance of somnolency to the powerful dose of opium with which he had garnished the brandy, he might have seen reason to distrust his own prescription.
Fastened up behind the barouche was a hamper of spacious dimensions--one of those hampers which always awakens in a contemplative mind associations connected with cold fowls, tongues, and bottles of wine--and on the box sat a fat and red-faced boy, in a state of somnolency, whom no speculative observer could have regarded for an instant without setting down as the official dispenser of the contents of the before-mentioned hamper, when the proper time for their consumption should arrive.