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Latin oscitant-, oscitans, present participle of oscitare to yawn, from os mouth + citare to put in motion
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“Oscitant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oscitant. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.
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