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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. Have a short sleep, esp. during the day
    - nap, catnap, catch a wink [informal], kip [Brit, informal], snooze, doze, zizz [Brit, informal]
  2. Be on the verge of sleeping
    "The students were drowsing in the 8 AM class"

See also: asleep, drowse off, sleeping

Type of: catch some Z's [N. Amer, informal], rest, sleep, slumber

Encyclopedia: Drowse