oscitancy

Definitions of oscitancy
1

n an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom

“he apologized for his oscitancy
Synonyms:
oscitance, yawn, yawning
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

n drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning

Synonyms:
oscitance
Type of:
dullness, obtuseness
the quality of being slow to understand
drowsiness, sleepiness, somnolence
a very sleepy state

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