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 for somnolent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Somnolent \Som"no*lent\, a. [F. somnolent, L. somnolentus, from
     somnus sleep, akin to Gr. ?, Skr. svapna sleep, dream, svap
     to sleep, Icel. sofa, AS. swefn sleep. Cf. Hypnotic,
     Somnambulism, Soporific.]
     Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep. -- Som"no*lent*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]
           He had no eye for such phenomena, because he had a
           somnolent want of interest in them.      --De Quincey.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: inclined to or marked by drowsiness; "slumberous (or
             slumbrous) eyes"; "`slumbery' is archaic"; "the sound had
             a somnolent effect" [syn: slumberous, slumbery,
             slumbrous, somnolent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "somnolent":
     anesthetized, apathetic, benumbed, blase, bored, cataleptic,
     comatose, dead, debilitated, doped, dopey, dormant, dozy, dreamy,
     droopy, drowsy, drugged, drugged with sleep, dull, enervated,
     exanimate, half asleep, heavy, heavy with sleep, heavy-eyed,
     hebetudinous, in a stupor, inactive, inanimate, inert, jaded,
     lackadaisical, languid, languorous, leaden, lethargic, lifeless,
     listless, lumpish, moribund, napping, narcoleptic, narcose,
     narcotic, narcotized, narcous, nodding, numb, opiate, oscitant,
     out of it, passive, phlegmatic, pooped, sated, sedated,
     sleep-drowned, sleep-drunk, sleep-filled, sleep-swollen, sleepful,
     sleepy, slow, sluggish, slumberous, slumbery, snoozy, somnifacient,
     somniferous, soporific, stagnant, stagnating, stretchy, stultified,
     stuporose, stuporous, supine, torpid, vegetable, vegetative, wan,
     weary, world-weary, yawning, yawny

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