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drowse

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verb \ˈdrau̇z\

Simple Definition of drowse

  • : to sleep lightly or to almost be asleep

Full Definition of drowse

drowseddrows·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to be inactive

  3. 2 :  to fall into a light slumber

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make drowsy or inactive

  6. 2 :  to pass (time) drowsily or in drowsing

Examples of drowse

  1. <picnickers drowsing in the shade of an oak tree>



Origin of drowse

probably akin to Gothic driusan to fall — more at dreary


First Known Use: 1573

Rhymes with drowse


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drowse

noun

Definition of drowse

  1. :  the act or an instance of drowsing :  doze



Examples of drowse

  1. <was just falling into a drowse when you called>



1796

First Known Use of drowse

1796



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