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A state of semi-consciousness or reverie:‘lying in bed, in the dwam before sleep’‘he had brooded himself into a black dwam’
reverie, trance, fantasy, vision, fancy, hallucination, musing, brown study, imaginingView synonyms
- ‘His left-foot drive caught Gordon Marshall in a dwam of indecision and the goalkeeper's effort could only aid the progress of the ball over the line.’
Early 16th century: from the Germanic base of dwell; compare with Middle Dutch dwelm stupefaction, also with Old English dwolma ‘confusion’.
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