dozes, 3rd person singular present; dozing, present participle; dozed, past tense; dozed, past participle;
he found his mother dozing by the fire
Fall lightly asleep
I dozed off for a few seconds
- snooze: sleep lightly or for a short period of time
- a light fitful sleep
- Form of incipient decay characterized by a dull and lifeless appearance of the wood, accompanied by a lack of strength and a softening of the wood substance.