Definition of somnolent in English:

somnolent

Line breaks: som¦no|lent
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒmnəl(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

somnolence

noun
More example sentences
  • Twenty-six patients discontinued policosanol because of adverse events, including weight loss, asthenia, and somnolence.
  • The majority of these were side effects commonly attributed to TCA use (i.e. dry mouth, dizziness, tremor, fatigue, somnolence, constipation, etc.).
  • Apnea, snoring, unusual sleeping positions, daytime somnolence, obesity and a patulous uvula with erythema are all associated with obstructive sleep apnea.

somnolency

noun
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  • At the first attempt to induce the magnetic somnolency, the mesmerist entirely failed.
  • Washington today shook off its Summer Sunday somnolency as the capital of a world power with responsibilities born of the war in Europe.
  • He must anticipate the sun in rising, or be whipped severely for his somnolency.

somnolently

adverb
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  • What a bare-faced cheek to even contemplate, even somnolently, the possibility.
  • Subsequent scenes demonstrate the striking bareness of life next to this heightened sensual awareness, the contrast perfectly encapsulating Armelle's aching sense of loss, as she somnolently moves through an overcast universe.
  • Played somnolently by Julianna Margulies, she spouts cringe-worthy lines such as ‘I don't understand how you artists live with all this feeling.’

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'causing sleepiness'): from Old French sompnolent or Latin somnolentus, from somnus 'sleep'.

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