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drowsing


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drowsing 
  adj  :  half  asleep;  "made  drowsy  by  the  long  ride";  "it  seemed  a 
  pity  to  disturb  the  drowsing  (or  dozing)  professor";  "a 
  tired  dozy  child";  "the  nodding  (or  napping) 
  grandmother  in  her  rocking  chair"  [syn:  {drowsy},  {drowsing(a)}, 
  {dozy},  {dozing(a)},  {napping(a)},  {nodding(a)}] 




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