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oscitancy

Noun

1 drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning [syn: oscitance]
2 an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his ostinancy" [syn: yawn, yawning, oscitance]
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