Definition of Drowsing

1. Adjective. Half asleep. "The nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair"

Exact synonyms: Dozy, Drowsy
Similar to: Asleep
Derivative terms: Drowse, Drowsiness



Definition of Drowsing

1. Verb. (present participle of drowse) ¹

2. Noun. The condition of being drowsy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drowsing

1. drowse [v] - See also: drowse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drowsing

drowning
drownings
drowns
drows
drowse
drowse off
drowsed
drowses
drowsier
drowsiest
drowsihead
drowsihed
drowsily
drowsiness
drowsinesses
drowsing (current term)
drowsing(a)
drowsy
drowth
drowths
droxicam
droxidopa
droyle
droyled
drub
drubbed
drubber
drubbers
drubbing
drubbings

Literary usage of Drowsing

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1. Star-glow and Songby Charles Buxton Going by Charles Buxton Going (1909)
"THE drowsing GODS ASTIR Ah, no! That is his sly deceit; He blows the very pipes of Pan! The wild half-gods awake to-day; A faun has tracked yon square of ..."

2. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1873)
"The bats wheel swift aloft— Dusk-winged shadows, silent, bodiless ; The drowsing leaves above us scarcely quiver, The tall grass ..."

3. Putnam's Magazine (1907)
"He All through the day he lay,drowsing and Awaking, drowsing and waking, turning lazily in his blanket, rising only when his fire fell low or when returning ..."

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