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soporific

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adjective sop·o·rif·ic \ˌsä-pə-ˈri-fik\

Simple Definition of soporific

  • : causing a person to become tired and ready to fall asleep

Full Definition of soporific

  1. 1a :  causing or tending to cause sleep <soporific drugs>b :  tending to dull awareness or alertness

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or marked by sleepiness or lethargy

Examples of soporific

  1. the soporific heat of summer

  2. <this medication is soporific, so do not drive after taking it>



Origin of soporific

probably from French soporifique, from Latin sopor deep sleep; akin to Latin somnus sleep — more at somnolent


First Known Use: 1665


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soporific

noun sop·o·rif·ic

Definition of soporific

  1. :  a soporific agent; specifically :  hypnotic 1



Circa 1727

First Known Use of soporific

circa 1727



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