Oscitate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Oscitate To gape; to yawn.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • oscitate To yawn; gape with sleepiness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Oscitate to yawn
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. oscitare,; os, the mouth + citare, v. intens. fr. ciere, to move
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. oscitāre, to yawn.

Usage

In literature:

Its necessary concomitants, are official inattention and oscitancy.
"Four Early Pamphlets" by William Godwin
Cur oscitantes oscitent, Wierus.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
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