oscitation

noun
os·​ci·​ta·​tion | \ˌäsəˈtāshən\
plural -s

Definition of oscitation 

1 : the act of being inattentive

2 : the condition of being drowsy

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History and Etymology for oscitation

Latin oscitation-, oscitatio action of yawning, from oscitatus (past participle of oscitare to yawn) + -ion-, -io -ion

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