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SOMNOLENCE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does somnolence mean? 

SOMNOLENCE (noun)
  The noun SOMNOLENCE has 1 sense:

1. a very sleepy state

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


 Dictionary entry details 


SOMNOLENCE (noun)


Sense 1somnolence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very sleepy state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

drowsiness; sleepiness; somnolence

Context example:

sleepiness causes many driving accidents

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

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

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

oscitance; oscitancy (drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning)


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