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somnolent

somnolent

adjective som·no·lent \-lənt\

: tired and ready to fall alseep

: causing a person to fall asleep : very boring

Full Definition of SOMNOLENT

1
:  of a kind likely to induce sleep <a somnolent sermon>
2
a :  inclined to or heavy with sleep :  drowsy
b :  sleepy 2 <somnolent rivers>
som·no·lent·ly adverb

Examples of SOMNOLENT

  1. <trying to teach somnolent students on a very hot day>
  2. <the somnolent hum of insects in the grass>

Origin of SOMNOLENT

Middle English sompnolent, from Anglo-French, from Latin somnolentus, from somnus sleep; akin to Old English swefn sleep, Greek hypnos
First Known Use: 15th century

somnolent

adjective som·no·lent \-lənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOMNOLENT

:  inclined to or heavy with sleep :  drowsy

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