Definition of somnolency in English:

somnolency

noun

  • See somnolent

    • ‘‘According to the Arabs,’ he wrote, coffee ‘has stimulating properties, affects the head, prevents somnolency, renders water sweet to the taste, and forms a pleasant refreshing beverage’.’
    • ‘At the first attempt to induce the magnetic somnolency, the mesmerist entirely failed.’
    • ‘He must anticipate the sun in rising, or be whipped severely for his somnolency.’
    • ‘Washington today shook off its Summer Sunday somnolency as the capital of a world power with responsibilities born of the war in Europe.’
    • ‘One of his characters was described as follows, "… and on the box sat a fat and red-faced boy, in a state of somnolency.’’