adoze

[ uh-dohz ]
/ əˈdoʊz /

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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Example sentences from the Web for adoze

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