Definitions for drowsedraʊz
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drowsedraʊz(v.; n.)drowsed, drows•ing
(v.i.)to be sleepy or half-asleep.
to be dull or sluggish.
(v.t.)to pass or spend (time) in drowsing (often fol. by away):
He drowsed away the morning.
to make sleepy or sluggish.
(n.)a sleepy or sluggish condition; state of being half-asleep.
Origin of drowse:
bef. 900; OE drūsian to droop
a light fitful sleep
snooze, drowse, doze(verb)
sleep lightly or for a short period of time
be on the verge of sleeping
"The students were drowsing in the 8 AM class"
The state of being sleepy and inactive.
in a drowse
To be sleepy and inactive .
To nod off; to fall asleep.
To advance drowsily.
to sleep imperfectly or unsoundly; to slumber; to be heavy with sleepiness; to doze
to make heavy with sleepiness or imperfect sleep; to make dull or stupid
a slight or imperfect sleep; a doze