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drowsy

adjective \ˈdra-zē\

: tired and ready to fall asleep

: causing you to feel relaxed and ready to sleep

drows·i·erdrows·i·est

Full Definition of DROWSY

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
:  giving the appearance of peaceful inactivity <a drowsy village>
drows·i·ly \-zə-lē\ adverb
drows·i·ness \-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of DROWSY

  1. We spent a drowsy afternoon by the pool.
  2. <the drowsy students shuffled into the first-period class>

First Known Use of DROWSY

1530

Rhymes with DROWSY

DROWSINESS Defined for Kids

drowsy

adjective \ˈdra-zē\
drows·i·erdrows·i·est

Definition of DROWSY for Kids

1
:  ready to fall asleep
2
:  causing sleepiness <drowsy music>
drows·i·ly \-zə-lē\ adverb <“Lights out,” said the Centipede drowsily. — Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach>
drows·i·ness \-zē-nəs\ noun
Medical Dictionary

drowsy

adjective \ˈdra-zē\
drows·i·erdrows·i·est

Medical Definition of DROWSY

:  ready to fall asleep :  sleepy
drows·i·ly \-zə-lē\ adverb
drows·i·ness \-zē-nəs\ noun

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