A cold medicine that causes you to feel really groggy and tired is an example of something that could be described as somnolent.
- sleepy; drowsy
- inducing drowsiness
Origin of somnolentLate Middle English sompnolent from Middle French from Classical Latin somnolentus from somnus, sleep: see Somnus
- Drowsy; sleepy.
- Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.
Origin of somnolentMiddle English sompnolent from Old French from Latin somnolentus somnus sleep ; see swep- in Indo-European roots. -olentus abounding in
(comparative more somnolent, superlative most somnolent)