HyperDic: oscitancy

English > 2 senses of the word oscitancy:
NOUNstateoscitancy, oscitancedrowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
actoscitancy, yawn, yawning, oscitancean involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth
English > oscitancy: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningdrowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning.
Synonymoscitance
Broaderdullness, obtusenessThe quality of being slow to understand
sleepiness, drowsiness, somnolenceA very sleepy state
Spanishoscitancia
Adjectivesoscitantshowing lack of attention or boredom
English > oscitancy: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom.
Example "he apologized for his oscitancy"
Synonymsyawn, yawning, oscitance
Narrowerpandiculationyawning and stretching (as when first waking up)
Broaderreflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reactionAn automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
Spanishbostezo
Catalanbadall
Adjectivesoscitantshowing lack of attention or boredom

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