[ som-nif-ik, suhm- ]
/ sɒmˈnɪf ɪk, səm- /
causing sleep; soporific; somniferous.
FOR LEXICAL ALIMENTATION, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Nourish your vocabulary with a refresher on the words from the week of September 14–20, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “blatherskite” mean?
Origin of somnific
1715–25; <Latin somnificus causing sleep, equivalent to somni-, combining form of somnus sleep + -ficus-fic
Words nearby somnific
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020