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soporific

 [sop″o-rif´ik, so″po-rif´ik]
1. producing deep sleep.
2. hypnotic (def. 2).

so·po·rif·ic

(sō'pō-rif'ik),
1. Causing sleep. Synonym(s): somnifacient, somniferous, somnific, soporiferous
2. Synonym(s): hypnotic (2)
[L. sopor, deep sleep, + facio, to make]

soporific

/sop·o·rif·ic/ (sop″ŏ-rif´ik) (so″pŏ-rif´ik)
1. producing deep sleep.
2. hypnotic (2).

soporific

(sŏp′ə-rĭf′ĭk, sō′pə-)
adj.
1. Inducing or tending to induce sleep.
2. Drowsy.
n.
A drug or other substance that induces sleep; a hypnotic.

soporific

[sop′ərif′ik]
Etymology: L, sopor, deep sleep, facere, to make
1 adj, pertaining to a substance, condition, or procedure that causes sleep.
2 n, a soporific drug. See also hypnotic, sedative.

sop·o·rif·ic

(sop'ŏr-if'ik)
1. Causing sleep.
Synonym(s): somnifacient, somniferous.
2. An agent that produces sleep.
[L. sopor, deep sleep, + facio, to make]

soporific

1. Tending to induce sleep.
2. A sleep-inducing drug.

sop·o·rif·ic

(sop'ŏr-if'ik)
Causing sleep.
Synonym(s): somnifacient, somniferous.
[L. sopor, deep sleep, + facio, to make]

soporific (sop´ərif´ik),

n a sleep-producing drug.

soporific

1. producing deep sleep.
2. an agent that induces sleep.
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