somnific

[ som-nif-ik, suh m- ]
/ sɒmˈnɪf ɪk, səm- /

adjective

causing sleep; soporific; somniferous.

Nearby words

  1. somnambulism,
  2. somni-,
  3. somnifacient,
  4. somniferous,
  5. somniferously,
  6. somniloquy,
  7. somnipathy,
  8. somnocinematography,
  9. somnolence,
  10. somnolent

Origin of somnific

1715–25; < Latin somnificus causing sleep, equivalent to somni-, combining form of somnus sleep + -ficus -fic

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