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sop·o·rif·ic

 (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

(ˌsɒpəˈrɪfɪk)
adj
1. inducing sleep
2. drowsy; sleepy
n
(Medicine) a drug or other agent that induces sleep
ˌsopoˈrifically, ˌsopoˈriferously adv

sop•o•rif•ic

(ˌsɒp əˈrɪf ɪk, ˌsoʊ pə-)

adj.
1. Also, sop`o•rif′er•ous.
a. causing or tending to cause sleep.
b. pertaining to or characterized by sleep or sleepiness; sleepy; drowsy.
n.
2. something that causes sleep, as a medicine or drug.
[1655–65; < Latin sopor sopor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soporific - a drug that induces sleep
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
narcoleptic - a soporific drug that produces an uncontrollable desire to sleep
sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet - a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)
hypnagogue - an agent that induces drowsiness or sleep
Adj.1.soporific - sleep inducing
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
2.soporific - inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech"
uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"

soporific

adjective sleep-inducing, hypnotic, sedative, sleepy, somnolent, tranquillizing, somniferous (rare) the soporific effects of alcohol
Quotations
"It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is `soporific'" [Beatrix Potter The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies]

soporific

adjective
2. Ready for or needing sleep:
noun
Something that induces sleep or sedation:
Translations
приспивателенприспивателносънотворен
soporificsoporifico

soporific

[ˌsɒpəˈrɪfɪk] ADJsoporífero

soporific

[ˌsɒpəˈrɪfɪk]
adjsoporifique
nsomnifère m

soporific

n (= drug)Schlafmittel nt

soporific

[ˌsɒpəˈrɪfɪk] adjsoporifero/a

sop·o·rif·ic

n. soporífico, agente que produce el sueño.
References in classic literature ?
Even when we finally retired for the night, the inevitable Miss Gryce was still my companion: we had only a short end of candle in our candlestick, and I dreaded lest she should talk till it was all burnt out; fortunately, however, the heavy supper she had eaten produced a soporific effect: she was already snoring before I had finished undressing.
They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies!
Evidently soporific substances had been mixed with the food we had just taken.
I was determined to eat only such things as could not possibly have anything soporific introduced into them.
The repast concluded, a pipe was lighted, which passed from mouth to mouth, and yielding to its soporific influence, the quiet of the place, and the deepening shadows of approaching night, my companion and I sank into a kind of drowsy repose, while the chief and Kory-Kory seemed to be slumbering beside us.
In the meanwhile, Monsieur continued his route with an air at once so melancholy and so majestic, that he certainly would have attracted the attention of spectators, if spectators there had been; but the good citizens of Blois could not pardon Monsieur for having chosen their gay city for an abode in which to indulge melancholy at his ease, and as often as they caught a glimpse of the illustrious ennuye, they stole away gaping, or drew back their heads into the interior of their dwellings, to escape the soporific influence of that long pale face, of those watery eyes, and that languid address; so that the worthy prince was almost certain to find the streets deserted whenever he chanced to pass through them.
It seemed to act as an additional soporific for the sleepers, while the murmuring of the wind through the trees, and the unceasing music of the fountains whose waters tumbled in the basin, still went on uninterruptedly, without being disturbed at the slight noises and items of little moment that constitute the life and death of human nature.
He had never before realised the intensely soporific effect of the American sun, of the American air, the drowsy, sleep-compelling uproar of Niagara.
When the monotonous sound of Weyrother's voice ceased, Kutuzov opened his eye as a miller wakes up when the soporific drone of the mill wheel is interrupted.
All this talk about Shakespeare had acted as a soporific, or rather as an incantation upon Katharine.
It is a peculiarity of most of the soporific drugs that they not only act in a totally different manner on different constitutions, but that they are not even to be depended on to act always in the same manner on the same person.
When I had read two or three of the small hours away and was as wide awake as ever, I found that a drink furnished the soporific effect.