somnifacient

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

Definition of somnifacient

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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