Definition of Oscitance

1. Noun. Drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning.

Exact synonyms: Oscitancy
Generic synonyms: Dullness, Obtuseness, Drowsiness, Sleepiness, Somnolence
Derivative terms: Oscitant



2. Noun. An involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom. "He apologized for his oscitancy"

Definition of Oscitance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oscitance

oscillography
oscillometer
oscillometers
oscillometric
oscillometry
oscillon
oscillons
oscillopsia
oscilloscope
oscilloscopes
oscilloscopic
oscine
oscine bird
oscinian
oscinine
oscitance (current term)
oscitances
oscitancies
oscitancy
oscitant
oscitantly
oscitate
oscitated
oscitates
oscitating
oscitation
oscitations
oscula
osculant
oscular

Literary usage of Oscitance

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1. The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, John Bramhall, D.D., Sometime by John Bramhall (1842)
"But now, reader, wilt thou see a convincing proof of the [Mr. Ser- extreme carelessness and unconscionable oscitance of this treme care- great champion; ..."

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