Definitions for oscitancy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oscitancy, oscitance(noun)

    drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning

  2. yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy(noun)

    an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom

    "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy"


  1. oscitancy(Noun)

    The act of yawning

  2. oscitancy(Noun)

    drowsiness, especially when marked by yawning

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