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Oscitancy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OS'CITANCY, n. [L. oscito, to yawn, from os, the mouth.]
1. The act of gaping or yawning.
2. Unusual sleepiness; drowsiness; dullness.
It might proceed from the oscitancy of transcribers.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning [syn: oscitancy, oscitance]
2: an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy" [syn: yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Oscitancy Os"ci*tan*cy, n. [See Oscitant.] 1. The act of gaping or yawning. 2. Drowsiness; dullness; sluggishness. --Hallam. It might proceed from the oscitancy of transcribers. --Addison.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Gaping, yawning, oscitation. 2. Sleepiness, drowsiness, dulness.



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