somniferous


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Related to somniferous: puissant, lackadaisical

hypnotic

 [hip-not´ik]
1. causing sleep; called also somniferous.
2. an agent that causes sleep; called also somnifacient.
3. pertaining to or of the nature of hypnosis or hypnotism.
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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]
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somniferous

(sŏm-nĭf′ər-əs) also

somnific

(-nĭf′ĭk)
adj.
Inducing sleep; soporific.

som·nif′er·ous·ly adv.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sop·o·rif·ic

(sop'ŏr-if'ik)
Causing sleep.
Synonym(s): somnifacient, somniferous.
[L. sopor, deep sleep, + facio, to make]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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