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somnifacient

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

Definition of somnifacient

  1. :  hypnotic 1

somnifacient noun


Origin of somnifacient

Latin somnus sleep + English -facient


First Known Use: circa 1890


Medical Dictionary

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somnifacient

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

Medical Definition of somnifacient

  1. :  inducing sleep :  hypnotic 1 <a somnifacient drug>




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somnifacient

noun som·ni·fa·cient

Medical Definition of somnifacient

  1. :  a somnifacient agent (as a drug) :  hypnotic 1




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