Som"no*lent (?), a. [F. somnolent, L. somnolentus, from somnus sleep, akin to Gr. , Skr. svapna sleep, dream, svap to sleep, Icel. sofa, AS. swefn sleep. Cf. Hypnotic, Somnambulism, Soporific.]
Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep.
He had no eye for such phenomens, because he had a somnolent want of interest in them.
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