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oscitancy

noun

1 oscitancy

Drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning.

synonym: oscitance.

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more



2 oscitancy

An involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom:
— He apologized for his oscitancy.

synonyms: oscitance, yawn, yawning.

Roget 260: hole, foramen; puncture, perforation; fontanel; transforation; pinhole, keyhole, loophole, porthole, peephole, mousehole, pigeonhole; eye of a needle; ... show more


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