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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drowsiness mean? 

  The noun DROWSINESS has 1 sense:

1. a very sleepy state

  Familiarity information: DROWSINESS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1drowsiness [BACK TO TOP]


A very sleepy state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


drowsiness; sleepiness; somnolence

Context example:

sleepiness causes many driving accidents

Hypernyms ("drowsiness" is a kind of...):

temporary state (a state that continues for a limited time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drowsiness"):

oscitance; oscitancy (drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning)

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