agrypnotic

/ (ˌæɡrɪpˈnɒtɪk) /

adjective

obsolete inducing, relating to, or characterized by insomnia

noun

obsolete a drug or agent that induces insomnia

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
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Word Origin for agrypnotic

C20: from Greek agrupnos wakeful, from agrein to pursue + hupnos sleep
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