somniferous


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som·nif·er·ous

 (sŏm-nĭf′ər-əs) also som·nif·ic (-nĭf′ĭk)
adj.
Inducing sleep; soporific.

som·nif′er·ous·ly adv.
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somniferous

(sɒmˈnɪfərəs) or

somnific

adj
(Medicine) rare tending to induce sleep
[C17: from Latin somnifer (from somnus sleep + ferre to do) + -ous]
somˈniferously adv
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.somniferous - sleep inducing
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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somniferous

adjective
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Translations

somniferous

[sɒmˈnɪfərəs] ADJsomnífero
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som·nif·er·ous

a. somnífero-a, agente que induce el sueño.
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In a deep leather chair, his feet resting in another deep leather chair, at the Indoor Yacht Club, Harry Del Mar yielded to the somniferous digestion of lunch, which was for him breakfast as well, and glanced through the first of the early editions of the afternoon papers.
It must have been a work of vast ability in the somniferous school of literature.
The wine, which had exerted its somniferous influence over Mr.
If something is somniferous, what does it induce in humans?
4) exhibited regular seminiferous tubules with a lack of successive stages of spermatogenesis and the absence of spermatozoa in the lumen of somniferous tubules marking thus, gonads regression and a refractoriness period.