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Oscitancy

noun
1.
Drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning.  Synonym: oscitance.
2.
An involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom.  Synonyms: oscitance, yawn, yawning.  "The yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop" , "He apologized for his oscitancy"






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Words linked to "Oscitancy" :   oscitance, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction, dullness, pandiculation, reflex response, reflex action, somnolence, inborn reflex, obtuseness, innate reflex, sleepiness, instinctive reflex, oscitant, drowsiness, reflex



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