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somnifacient

adjective som·ni·fa·cient \ˌsäm-nə-ˈfā-shənt\

Definition of SOMNIFACIENT

:  hypnotic 1
somnifacient noun

Origin of SOMNIFACIENT

Latin somnus sleep + English -facient
First Known Use: circa 1890

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