Doze

Definition of Doze

Pronunciation: dōz
v. i.1.To slumber; to sleep lightly; to be in a dull or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; to be drowsy.
[imp. & p. p. Dozed (dōzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Dozing.]
If he happened to doze a little, the jolly cobbler waked him.
- L'Estrange.
v. t.1.To pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's time.
2.To make dull; to stupefy.
I was an hour . . . in casting up about twenty sums, being dozed with much work.
- Pepys.
They left for a long time dozed and benumbed.
- South.
n.1.A light sleep; a drowse.

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