- bringing or inducing sleep, as drugs or influences.
Origin of somniferous
Related Words for somniferousasleep, blah, comatose, dopey, drowsy, heavy, hypnotic, inactive, lethargic, listless, narcotic, opiate, out, quiet, sedative, sleeping, slow, sluggish, slumberous, somnifacient
Examples from the Web for somniferous
Historical Examples of somniferous
It must have been a work of vast ability in the somniferous school of literature.The Scarlet Letter
Claude Bernard thought it the most somniferous of the opium alkaloids.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
Caro spoke of his "serious blague," while Victor Hugo found him "somniferous."Egoists
Two o'clock has just struck, and no somniferous result has followed.Caper-Sauce
Quaffing it down, and betaking himself to bed, under its somniferous influence, the Wye waterman is soon in the land of dreams.Gwen Wynn
- rare tending to induce sleep
Word Origin for somniferous
- Inducing sleep; soporific.