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Definition of 'oscitance'


  1. drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
       Synonyms: oscitancy
  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 oscitancy"
       Synonyms: yawn yawning oscitancy

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