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Oscitancy

Os´ci`tan`cy
n.1.The act of gaping or yawning.
2.Drowsiness; dullness; sluggishness.
It might proceed from the oscitancy of transcribers.
- Addison.
Noun1.oscitancy - drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
Synonyms: oscitance
2.oscitancy - an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his ostinancy"
Synonyms: yawn, yawning, oscitance
drowsiness, dullness, dulness, obtuseness, oscitance, sleepiness, somnolence
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