somnifacient

adjective
som·​ni·​fa·​cient | \ ˌsäm-nə-ˈfā-shənt How to pronounce somnifacient (audio) \

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somnifacient noun

First Known Use of somnifacient

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for somnifacient

Latin somnus sleep + English -facient

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The first known use of somnifacient was circa 1890

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“Somnifacient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somnifacient. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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somnifacient

adjective
som·​ni·​fa·​cient | \ ˌsäm-nə-ˈfā-shənt How to pronounce somnifacient (audio) \

Medical Definition of somnifacient

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: inducing sleep : hypnotic sense 1 a somnifacient drug

somnifacient

noun

Medical Definition of somnifacient (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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