somniferous

adjective som·nif·er·ous \ säm-ˈni-f(ə-)rəs \

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Examples of somniferous in a Sentence

  1. a somniferous enumeration of details that I could have done without

Origin and Etymology of somniferous

Latin somnifer somniferous, from somnus + -fer -ferous


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somniferous

adjective som·nif·er·ous \ säm-ˈnif-(ə-)rəs \

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