adormecer

adormecer(
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dohr
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meh
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sehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make drowsy)
a. to make sleepy
La película era tan aburrida que me adormeció.The movie was so boring it made me sleepy.
La larga charla del profesor estaba adormeciendo a sus estudiantes.The professor's long lecture was making his students sleepy.
b. to lull to sleep
Cuando era pequeña, mi mamá me adormecía en una mecedora.When I was little, my mom used to lull me to sleep in a rocking chair.
c. to send to sleep
La medicina para la gripa que el doctor le recetó a Lily la adormece.The medicine the doctor prescribed Lily for her cold sends her to sleep.
2. (to lull)
a. to calm
Nada de lo que le decían lograba adormecer la angustia que sentía Edith.Nothing anyone said could calm the anguish Edith was feeling.
3. (to deaden)
a. to numb
El viento helado adormeció la cara de Leonardo.The freezing wind numbed Leonardo's face.
adormecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to become sleepy)
a. to fall asleep
Traté de quedarme estudiando hasta tarde pero me adormecí después de un rato.I tried to stay up studying late, but I fell asleep after a while.
b. to go to sleep
No creo que hoy tenga problema en adormecerme.I don't think I'll have any trouble going to sleep today.
c. to doze off
El profesor pensó que yo estaba enfermo porque me adormecí en clase.The teacher thought I was sick because I dozed off in class.
d. to nod off
Necesitas dormir más para que no te adormezcas en clase todas las mañanas.You need to get some more sleep so you don't nod off in class every morning.
5. (to become desensitized)
a. to go numb
Francis fué al médico para ver por qué se le hinchan y adormecen las manos.Francis went to the doctor to check why his hands swell up and go numb.
b. to go to sleep
Se me adormeció la pierna y casi me caigo al levantarme del sofá.My leg went to sleep and I almost fell when I got up off the sofa.
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adormecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (producir sueño)
a. to lull to sleep
2. (aplacar; miedo, ira)
a. to calm
3. (pena, dolor)
a. to alleviate, to lessen
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (general)
a. to nod off, to drop off
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adormecer
transitive verb
(dar sueño) to make sleepy; send to sleep; (sosegar) to calm; lull;
pronominal verb
adormecerse
1 (amodorrarse) to become sleepy; become drowsy; (dormirse) to fall asleep; go to sleep; [+pierna, mano] to go numb;
2
adormecerse en to persist in
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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