Somnolent – inclined to or heavy with sleep; drowsy Somnolent first appeared in the late 15th century in the redundant phrase “somnolent sleep.” It came into English by way of Anglo-French from the Latin word somnolentus, which itself comes from somnus, meaning “sleep.” The side effects of the prescription made me so somnolent that I couldn’t do my work, even though my symptoms had improved. After a day of skiing, my greatest pleasure is to spend a somnolent evening drinking a cup of hot chocolate by the fireside. After hours of frolicking, the puppy curled up on the hearth like a somnolent ball of fur.]]>

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