oscitance

Definitions of oscitance
  1. noun
    an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    synonyms: oscitancy, yawn, yawning
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    types:
    pandiculation
    yawning and stretching (as when first waking up)
    type of:
    inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex
    an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
  2. noun
    drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
    synonyms: oscitancy
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    type of:
    dullness, obtuseness
    the quality of being slow to understand
    drowsiness, sleepiness, somnolence
    a very sleepy state
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