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a combining form meaning “sleep”, used in the formation of compound words: somnifacient.
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Also especially before a vowel, somn-.
Origin of somni-
From Latin, combining form of somnus “sleep”
Words nearby somni-
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How to use somni- in a sentence
At the same moment the effect of the somni-chloride began to wear off and the baronet felt a throbbing in his hand.Mortmain|Arthur Cheny Train
British Dictionary definitions for somni-
before a vowel somn-
Word Origin for somni-
from Latin somnus
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Medical definitions for somni-
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