- sleepy; drowsy.
- tending to cause sleep.
- drowsy; sleepy
- 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.
- Drowsy; sleepy.
- Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.
- In a condition of incomplete sleep; semicomatose.