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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drowse  \Drowse\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drowsed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Drowsing}.]  [AS.  dr?sian,  dr?san,  to  sink,  become  slow  or 
  inactive;  cf  OD  droosen  to  be  sleepy,  fall  asleep,  LG 
  dr?sen,  druusken  to  slumber,  fall  down  with  a  noise;  prob, 
  akin  to  AS  dre['o]san  to  fall.  See  {Dreary}.] 
  To  sleep  imperfectly  or  unsoundly;  to  slumber;  to  be  heavy 
  with  sleepiness;  to  doze.  ``He  drowsed  upon  his  couch.'' 
  --South. 
 
  In  the  pool  drowsed  the  cattle  up  to  their  knees. 
  --Lowell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drowse  \Drowse\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  heavy  with  sleepiness  or  imperfect  sleep;  to  make 
  dull  or  stupid.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drowse  \Drowse\,  n. 
  A  slight  or  imperfect  sleep;  a  doze. 
 
  But  smiled  on  in  a  drowse  of  ecstasy.  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drowse 
  n  :  a  light  fitful  sleep  [syn:  {doze}] 
  v  1:  sleep  lightly  or  for  a  short  period  of  time  [syn:  {snooze}, 
  {doze}] 
  2:  be  on  the  verge  of  sleeping 




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