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somnolent

[som-nuh-luh nt] /ˈsɒm nə lənt/
adjective
1.
sleepy; drowsy.
2.
tending to cause sleep.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English sompnolent < Old French < Latin somnolentus, derivative of somnus sleep; see -ulent
Related forms
somnolence, somnolency, noun
somnolently, adverb
hypersomnolence, noun
hypersomnolent, adjective
hypersomnolently, adverb
semisomnolence, noun
semisomnolent, adjective
semisomnolently, adverb
unsomnolent, adjective
unsomnolently, adverb
Synonyms
1. slumberous. 2. somniferous, soporific.
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British Dictionary definitions for semisomnolence

somnolent

/ˈsɒmnələnt/
adjective
1.
drowsy; sleepy
2.
causing drowsiness
Derived Forms
somnolence, somnolency, noun
somnolently, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin somnus sleep
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semisomnolence in Medicine

somnolent som·no·lent (sŏm'nə-lənt)
adj.

  1. Drowsy; sleepy.

  2. Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.

  3. In a condition of incomplete sleep; semicomatose.

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