from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state of drowsiness; sleepiness.
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- n. a state of drowsiness or sleepiness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sleepiness; drowsiness; inclination to sleep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sleepiness; drowsiness; inclination to sleep; sluggishness.
- n. In pathology, a state intermediate between sleeping and waking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a very sleepy state
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Mr. Ventnor sat in an armchair on the opposite side of the fire; and, finding a kind of somnolence creeping over him, pinched himself.
Though the movie is endeavoring to rouse the youth of a nation out of some kind of somnolence, it still adheres to a retrograde movie morality out of 30s-era Hollywood.
Thus, they could not understand his excessive somnolence in the forenoon, nor his excessive activity at night.
She underwent what was fashionably known in those days as a cure de sommeil, a treatment that involved being pumped so full of tranquilizers she was “in a constant state of somnolence.”
Karen occasionally talked in her sleep, muttering and mumbling, no words that he could decipher, the language of somnolence.
But what happens in the body to cause this post-feast dip—known as postprandial somnolence in the medical community—isn't clear.
Holiday Snooze postprandial somnolence The urge to nap after a heavy meal like the Thanksgiving feast is commonly referred to as food coma.
Now the seismic force of the Egyptian revolution has shaken them out of years of somnolence.
But what happens in the body to cause this post-feast dip—known as postprandial somnolence in the medical community—isn't clear, according to nutrition and sleep experts.
Orvetti's recap at NBCWashington.com: The event was respectful to the point of somnolence, with candidates offering one-minute answers to moderators' questions and not engaging one another.