Share this entry

Share this page

drowsiness

Line breaks: drow¦si|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈdraʊzɪnəs
 
/

Definition of drowsiness in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A feeling of being sleepy and lethargic; sleepiness: this drug can cause drowsiness
More example sentences
  • The struggle against drowsiness and fatigue is the struggle for meaning.
  • The authors further justify the use of butterbur because it does not produce the drowsiness and fatigue typical of antihistamines.
  • At the stage of lethargy and drowsiness, cerebral function is affected and the person may not be able to think well enough to make an escape effort.
Synonyms

Definition of drowsiness in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…