drowse definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to-be half-asleep: drowsed when you look at the cozy sun.
    • To sleep imperfectly or unsoundly; to slumber; to be heavy with sleepiness; to doze.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To Help Make drowsy: "drowsed with the fume of poppies” ( John Keats).
    • to pass through (time) by drowsing.
    • to create hefty with sleepiness or imperfect sleep; which will make lifeless or stupid.
  • noun:
    • the healthiness of being sleepy.
    • their state of being tired and sedentary.
    • a small or imperfect sleep; a doze.
    • A state of somnolency; a half-sleep.
    • a light fitful rest
  • verb:
    • becoming sleepy and inactive (additionally figurative).
    • To nod off; to fall asleep.
    • To advance drowsily. (Used especially in the phrase "drowse one's way" ⇒ sleepily make one's way.)
    • be regarding brink of sleeping
    • sleep gently or for a short period of the time
  • others:
    • To be hefty with sleepiness; be half asleep; hence, become heavy or dull.
    • Synonyms Doze, Slumber, etc. See sleep

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