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.

somniferous

(sɒmˈnɪfərəs) or

somnific

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

somniferous

adjective
Translations

somniferous

[sɒmˈnɪfərəs] ADJsomnífero

som·nif·er·ous

a. somnífero-a, agente que induce el sueño.
References in classic literature ?
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?
The somniferous fare continued in the opening stages of the second 45 minutes, with Mansoor Al Harbi's heading way over the bar from a free-kick to sum up the poverty of play on show.