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drowsy

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adjective \ˈdrau̇-zē\

Simple Definition of drowsy

  • : tired and ready to fall asleep

  • : causing you to feel relaxed and ready to sleep

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of drowsy

drowsier

drowsiest

  1. 1 a :  ready to fall asleep <the pills made her drowsy> b :  inducing or tending to induce sleep <drowsy music> c :  indolent, lethargic <drowsy bureaucrats>

  2. 2 :  giving the appearance of peaceful inactivity <a drowsy village>

drowsily

play \-zə-lē\ adverb

drowsiness

play \-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of drowsy in a sentence

  1. We spent a drowsy afternoon by the pool.

  2. <the drowsy students shuffled into the first-period class>



1530

First Known Use of drowsy

1530

Rhymes with drowsy


DROWSY Defined for Kids

drowsy

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adjective \ˈdrau̇-zē\

Definition of drowsy for Students

drowsier

drowsiest

  1. 1 :  ready to fall asleep

  2. 2 :  causing sleepiness <drowsy music>

drowsily

\-zə-lē\ adverb <“Lights out,” said the Centipede drowsily. — Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach>

drowsiness

\-zē-nəs\ noun



Medical Dictionary

drowsy

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adjective \ˈdrau̇-zē\

Medical Definition of drowsy

drowsier

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est

  1. :  ready to fall asleep :  sleepy

drowsily

\-zə-lē\play adverb

drowsiness

\-zē-nəs\play noun




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