somnolence

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noun som·no·lence \ˈsäm-nə-lən(t)s\

Definition of somnolence

  1. :  the quality or state of being drowsy :  sleepiness

Examples of somnolence in a sentence

  1. <somnolence is likely to be the most typical and telling reaction to this novel>

14th Century

First Known Use of somnolence

14th century


Medical Dictionary

somnolence

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noun som·no·lence \ˈsäm-nə-lən(t)s\

Medical Definition of somnolence

  1. :  the quality or state of being drowsy



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