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Adjective: drowsing  draw-zing
  1. Half asleep
    "it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing professor";
    - drowsy, dozy, dopey, dopy
Verb: drowse  drawz
  1. Sleep lightly or for a short period of time
    - snooze, doze
     
  2. Be on the verge of sleeping
    "The students were drowsing in the 8 AM class"

See also: asleep, drowse off

Type of: catch a wink, catnap, nap, rest

Encyclopedia: Drowse