somniferous

adjective

som·​nif·​er·​ous säm-ˈni-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce somniferous (audio)

Examples of somniferous in a Sentence

a somniferous enumeration of details that I could have done without
Recent Examples on the Web Everyone was back in the Dolby Theatre, a welcome return after last year’s somniferous experiment from Steven Soderbergh, which was held in Los Angeles’s Union Station. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Latin somnifer somniferous, from somnus + -fer -ferous

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of somniferous was in 1602

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Cite this Entry

“Somniferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somniferous. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

somniferous

adjective
som·​nif·​er·​ous säm-ˈnif-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce somniferous (audio)
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