Drowsed
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. [1913 Webster]

In the pool drowsed the cattle up to their knees. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drowsed — draÊŠz n. nap, doze, sleepiness v. nap, doze, be sleepy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • over-drowsed — over drowsedˈ (Wordsworth o er drowsˈed) adjective Overcome by drowsiness • • • Main Entry: ↑over …   Useful english dictionary

  • o'er-drowsed — over drowsedˈ (Wordsworth o er drowsˈed) adjective Overcome by drowsiness • • • Main Entry: ↑over …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drowsing — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drowse — /drowz/, v., drowsed, drowsing, n. v.i. 1. to be sleepy or half asleep. 2. to be dull or sluggish. v.t. 3. to pass or spend (time) in drowsing (often fol. by away): He drowsed away the morning. 4. to make sleepy. n. 5. a sleepy condition; state… …   Universalium

  • drowse — [[t]dra͟ʊz[/t]] drowses, drowsing, drowsed VERB If you drowse, you are almost asleep or just asleep. Nina drowsed for a while …   English dictionary

  • drowse — UK [draʊz] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms drowse : present tense I/you/we/they drowse he/she/it drowses present participle drowsing past tense drowsed past participle drowsed to be in a light sleep, or to feel that you are going to sleep …   English dictionary

  • drowse — [[t]draʊz[/t]] v. drowsed, drows•ing, n. 1) to be sleepy or half asleep 2) to be dull or sluggish 3) to pass or spend (time) in drowsing (often fol. by away): He drowsed away the morning[/ex] 4) to make sleepy or sluggish 5) a sleepy or sluggish… …   From formal English to slang

  • Oppression — Op*pres sion, n. [F., fr. L. oppressio.] 1. The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed. [1913 Webster] 2. That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny. The multitude of oppressions. Job xxxv. 9. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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