drowse

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdraʊz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/draʊz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(drouz)

Inflections of 'drowse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
drowses
v 3rd person singular
drowsing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
drowsed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
drowsed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
drowse /draʊz/USA pronunciation   v. [no object], drowsed, drows•ing. 
  1. to be sleepy or half-asleep:I was drowsing in the garden.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
drowse  (drouz),USA pronunciation v.,  drowsed, drows•ing, n. 
v.i. 
  1. to be sleepy or half-asleep.
  2. to be dull or sluggish.

v.t. 
  1. to pass or spend (time) in drowsing (often fol. by away):He drowsed away the morning.
  2. to make sleepy.

n. 
  1. a sleepy condition;
    state of being half-asleep.
  • bef. 900; Old English drūsian to droop, become sluggish (not recorded in Middle English); akin to Old English drēosan to fall

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
drowse /draʊz/ vb
  1. to be or cause to be sleepy, dull, or sluggish
n
  1. the state of being drowsy
Etymology: 16th Century: probably from Old English drūsian to sink; related to drēosan to fall
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