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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.
References in classic literature ?
All this talk about Shakespeare had acted as a soporific, or rather as an incantation upon Katharine.
His white apron flaps languidly in the air, his head gradually droops upon his breast, he takes very long winks with both eyes at once; even he is unable to withstand the soporific influence of the place, and is gradually falling asleep.
He had never before realised the intensely soporific effect of the American sun, of the American air, the drowsy, sleep-compelling uproar of Niagara.