semi-somnolent


semi-somnolent

adjective

  1. sleepy; drowsy.
  2. tending to cause sleep.

adjective

  1. drowsy; sleepy
  2. causing drowsiness

adj.mid-15c., sompnolent, from Old French sompnolent (Modern French somnolent) or directly from Latin somnolentus “sleepy, drowsy,” from somnus “sleep” (see Somnus). Respelled 17c. on Latin model. adj.

  1. Drowsy; sleepy.
  2. Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.
  3. In a condition of incomplete sleep; semicomatose.

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