Definition of Drowsiness

1. Noun. A very sleepy state. "Sleepiness causes many driving accidents"

Exact synonyms: Sleepiness, Somnolence
Generic synonyms: Temporary State
Specialized synonyms: Oscitance, Oscitancy
Derivative terms: Drowsy, Sleepy, Somnolent
Antonyms: Wakefulness



Definition of Drowsiness

1. n. State of being drowsy.

Definition of Drowsiness

1. Noun. State of being drowsy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drowsiness

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Medical Definition of Drowsiness

1. A state of impaired awareness associated with a desire or inclination to sleep. Synonym: hypnesthesia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drowsiness

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drowning
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drowse
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drowsed
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drowsiest
drowsihead
drowsihed
drowsily
drowsiness (current term)
drowsinesses
drowsing
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droxicam
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droyle
droyled
drub
drubbed
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drubbers

Literary usage of Drowsiness

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1. A Practical Treatise on Disease in Children by Eustace Smith (1889)
"drowsiness, with dilated pupils, passing into stupor, is often a sign of ... It must, however, be borne in mind that drowsiness approaching even to stupor ..."

2. On slight ailments, and on treating disease by Lionel Smith Beale (1896)
"drowsiness.—Patients sometimes come to consult us in consequence of a persistent sleepy state. They will tell you that they feel as if they could sleep all ..."

3. Studies on functional nervous disorders by Charles Handfield Jones (1870)
"drowsiness. drowsiness is a natural infirmity of the human cerebrum in which the ... Before dealing with morbid drowsiness, it seems worth while to consider ..."

4. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"... lethargic, comatose lethargic " night-cap " Schlaf-trunken, a. overcome with sleep, drowsy Schlaf-trunkenheit, /. somnolence, drowsiness ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1849)
"The inclination of life to drowsiness and sleep is felt more or less, at certain times, by every one. Perhaps it is a good, a merciful institution, ..."

6. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1903)
"... Princess Royal—Weakness of the Government—Excitement in France against this Country—Petition of the East India Company—drowsiness of Ministers—Decline ..."

7. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"Bragin till everybody in the married quarters laughed at you," said I, remembering that unhallowed wooing and casting off the disguise of drowsiness. ..."

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