Definition of somnolence in US English:

somnolence

noun

  • See somnolent

    • ‘The majority of these were side effects commonly attributed to TCA use (i.e. dry mouth, dizziness, tremor, fatigue, somnolence, constipation, etc.).’
    • ‘Apnea, snoring, unusual sleeping positions, daytime somnolence, obesity and a patulous uvula with erythema are all associated with obstructive sleep apnea.’
    • ‘There was, despite the apparent somnolence, an alertness about the place which served as a reminder that, not long before, a patrol had been ambushed, with heavy casualties, not far away.’
    • ‘Twenty-six patients discontinued policosanol because of adverse events, including weight loss, asthenia, and somnolence.’
    • ‘In this trial, dizziness, fatigue, headache, somnolence, nausea, and vomiting were the most common side effects of the drug.’

Pronunciation

somnolence

/ˈsämnələns//ˈsɑmnələns/