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somnolent

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adjective som·no·lent \-lənt\

Simple Definition of somnolent

  • : tired and ready to fall alseep

  • : causing a person to fall asleep : very boring

Full Definition of somnolent

  1. 1 :  of a kind likely to induce sleep <a somnolent sermon>

  2. 2a :  inclined to or heavy with sleep :  drowsyb :  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


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somnolent

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adjective som·no·lent \-lənt\

Medical Definition of somnolent

  1. :  inclined to or heavy with sleep :  drowsy




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