drowsy

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adjective \ˈdrau̇-zē\

Definition of drowsy

drowsier

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drowsiest

  1. 1a :  ready to fall asleep The pills made her drowsy.b :  inducing or tending to induce sleep drowsy musicc :  indolent, lethargic drowsy bureaucrats

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

drowsily

play \-zə-lē\ adverb

drowsiness

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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

Origin and Etymology of drowsy

see 1drowse


First Known Use: 1530


DROWSY Defined for English Language Learners

drowsy

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adjective \ˈdrau̇-zē\

Definition of drowsy for English Language Learners

  • : tired and ready to fall asleep

  • : causing you to feel relaxed and ready to sleep


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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