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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 ?
The arguments acted, however, on the nervous system of the Doctor, like so many soothing soporifics, and by the time his aged companion was disposed to lay his head on his pack, Obed, refreshed by his recent mental joust, was in a condition to seek his natural rest, without enduring the torments of the incubus, in the shapes of Teton warriors and bloody tomahawks.
They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies!
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.