drowsing

adjective
half asleep
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made drowsy by the long ride

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it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing (or dozing) professor

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a tired dozy child

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the nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair

Syn: ↑drowsy, ↑dozy
Similar to: ↑asleep
Derivationally related forms: ↑drowse (for: ↑drowsy), ↑drowsiness (for: ↑drowsy)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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