n. pl. os·ci·tan·cies
1. The act of yawning.
2. The state of being drowsy or inattentive; dullness.
[From oscitant, yawning, from Latin ōscitāns, ōscitant-, present participle of ōscitāre, to yawn : ōs, mouth; see ōs- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + citāre, to move; see keiə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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