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Meaning of SOPORIFIC

Pronunciation:  `sâpu'rifik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a drug that induces sleep
  2. [adj]  inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech"
  3. [adj]  sleep inducing

SOPORIFIC is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: depressant, hypnagogic, hypnogogic, hypnotic, narcotic, somniferous, somnific, soporiferous, uninteresting
 See Also: drug, hypnagogue, narcoleptic, sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sop`o*rif"ic\ (?; 277), a. [L. sopor a heavy sleep
    (akin to somnus sleep) + facere to make. See {Somnolent},
    Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep; soporiferous; as, the
    soporific virtues of opium.
    Syn: Somniferous; narcotic; opiate; anodyne.
  2. \Sop`o*rif"ic\, n.
    A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality
    of inducing sleep; a narcotic.