sundowning

sundown

[suhn-doun]
noun
1.
sunset, especially the time of sunset.
verb (used without object)
2.
Psychiatry. to experience confusion or hallucinations at night as a result of strange surroundings, drug effects, decreased sensory input, or reduction of oxygen supply to the brain.

Origin:
1610–20; sun + down1

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sundown (ˈsʌnˌdaʊn)
 
n
another name for sunset

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