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Related to somnolently: somnolescent
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.]
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