from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Ready for or needing sleep.
  • adjective Sluggish from sleep.
  • adjective Inducing sleep.
  • adjective Inactive; quiet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Overcome with sleep; sleeping.
  • Inclined to sleep; drowsy.
  • Languid; dull; inactive; sluggish.
  • Tending to induce sleep; sleep-producing; soporific.
  • Decaying internally: said of fruit. See blet, v. i.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep.
  • adjective Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous.
  • adjective Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish.
  • adjective Characterized by an absence of watchfulness.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the ruddy duck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Tired; feeling the need for sleep.
  • adjective Suggesting tiredness.
  • adjective Tending to induce sleep; soporific.
  • adjective dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish
  • noun informal The gum that builds up in the eye

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective ready to fall asleep


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