oscitancy

noun

os·​ci·​tan·​cy
ˈäsətənsē
plural -es
1
a
: drowsiness usually demonstrated by yawns
2
: the act of gaping or yawning

Word History

Etymology

oscitant + -cy

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“Oscitancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oscitancy. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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