Definitions for somnolence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleepiness, drowsiness, somnolence(noun)

    a very sleepy state

    "sleepiness causes many driving accidents"


  1. somnolence(Noun)

    a state of drowsiness or sleepiness

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somnolence(noun)

    alt. of Somnolency


  1. Somnolence

    Somnolence is a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep, or sleeping for unusually long periods. It has two distinct meanings, referring both to the usual state preceding falling asleep, and the chronic condition referring to being in that state independent of a circadian rhythm. "Somnolence" is derived from the Latin "somnus" meaning "sleep."

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