somnifacient

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

Definition of somnifacient

: hypnotic 1

somnifacient

noun

Origin and Etymology of somnifacient

Latin somnus sleep + English -facient


Medical Dictionary

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somnifacient

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

medical Definition of somnifacient

: inducing sleep : hypnotic 1
  • a somnifacient drug

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somnifacient

noun

medical Definition of somnifacient

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

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