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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 periodicals archive ?
As the match heaved itself soporifically towards the cold slab of history, Sussex spread the bowling workload among all 11 players with wicketkeeper Ben Brown taking off the pads to exhibit his nifty slow left-arm either side of tea.
As the match heaved itself soporifically towards the cold slab of history, Sussex spread the bowling workload amongst all 11 players with wicketkeeper Ben Brown taking off the pads to exhibit his nifty slow -left-arm either side of tea.
6) There is nothing bogus about these collective sleeps: they signify an entirely blameless human response to institutional authority at its most soporifically oppressive, a resistance that is achieved and expressed not through raised consciousness but through its collective absence in sleep.