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drowsy

[ drou-zee ]
/ ˈdraʊ zi /
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adjective, drow·si·er, drow·si·est.
half-asleep; sleepy.
marked by or resulting from sleepiness.
dull; sluggish.
inducing lethargy or sleepiness: drowsy spring weather.
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Origin of drowsy

First recorded in 1520–30; drowse + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM drowsy

drow·si·ly, adverbdrow·si·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for drowsy

drowsy
/ (ˈdraʊzɪ) /

adjective drowsier or drowsiest
heavy with sleepiness; sleepy
inducing sleep; soporific
sluggish or lethargic; dull

Derived forms of drowsy

drowsily, adverbdrowsiness, noun
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