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5 definitions found
 for Drowse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drowse \Drowse\, v. t.
     To make heavy with sleepiness or imperfect sleep; to make
     dull or stupid. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drowse \Drowse\, n.
     A slight or imperfect sleep; a doze.
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           But smiled on in a drowse of ecstasy.    --Mrs.
                                                    Browning.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drowse \Drowse\ (drouz), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drowsed (drouzd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Drowsing.] [AS. dr[=u]sian, dr[=u]san, to
     sink, become slow or inactive; cf. OD. droosen to be sleepy,
     fall asleep, LG. dr[=u]sen, druusken, to slumber, fall down
     with a noise; prob, akin to AS. dre['o]san to fall. See
     Dreary.]
     To sleep imperfectly or unsoundly; to slumber; to be heavy
     with sleepiness; to doze. "He drowsed upon his couch."
     --South.
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           In the pool drowsed the cattle up to their knees.
                                                    --Lowell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drowse
      n 1: a light fitful sleep [syn: doze, drowse]
      v 1: sleep lightly or for a short period of time [syn: snooze,
           drowse, doze]
      2: be on the verge of sleeping; "The students were drowsing in
         the 8 AM class"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "drowse":
     beauty sleep, beddy-bye, bedtime, blanket drill, bye-bye, dorm,
     doze, dreamland, fitful sleep, hibernation, land of Nod,
     light sleep, nap, oversleep, repose, saw logs, saw wood, shut-eye,
     silken repose, sleep, sleep soundly, sleepland, sleepwalking,
     slumber, slumberland, snoozle, snore, somnambulism, somniloquy,
     somnus, take a nap, unconsciousness, winter sleep
  
  

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