[ uh-dohz ]
/ əˈdoʊz /
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adverb, adjective
dozing; napping: a cat adoze by the fireside.
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Origin of adoze

First recorded in 1845–50; a-1 + doze1
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How to use adoze in a sentence

  • Cricket was about the one thing he really cared for; as a chemistry specialist he spent most of his day adoze in the laboratory.

  • I again fell adoze for half an hour, and was awakened by my brother suddenly coming in and saying: Ah!

  • So, hitching my chair up to the oaken table, I made a pillow of my fettered wrists and presently fell adoze.

    The Master of Appleby|Francis Lynde
  • Wasn't it just a storybook over which I had fallen adoze and adream?