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soporific

[ sop-uh-rif-ik, soh-puh- ]

adjective

  1. causing or tending to cause sleep.
  2. pertaining to or characterized by sleep or sleepiness; sleepy; drowsy.


noun

  1. something that causes sleep, as a medicine or drug.

soporific

/ ˌsɒpəˈrɪfɪk /

adjective

  1. inducing sleep
  2. drowsy; sleepy


noun

  1. a drug or other agent that induces sleep

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Derived Forms

  • ˌsopoˈrifically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • sopo·rifi·cal·ly adverb
  • anti·sopo·rific adjective noun
  • nonsop·or·ific adjective noun
  • unsop·o·rific adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of soporific1

1655–65; < Latin sopor sopor + -i- + -fic; compare French soporifique

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Example Sentences

Designers will pixel push, frontend engineers will add clicks to make it more difficult to drop out of a soporific Zoom call, but few companies are ever willing to rip out their database storage engine.

“Gently rolling hills” roll not-so-gently under my tires, but the English countryside scenery is soporific.

A travelogue of the drug-testing labs at Pfizer, Eli Lilly, or GlaxoSmithKline would likely be soporific.

Yet Diana, with its soporific romance and awful dialogue, is a colossal bore.

Unlike other soporific cabinet secretaries, Homeland Security director is a position people really do care about.

The premise is this: turkey is chock-full of a soporific essential amino acid, tryptophan, one of the 22 essential amino acids.

To whom the prophetess, seeing his neck now bristle with horrid snakes, flings a soporific cake of honey and medicated grain.

There is nothing oratorical in his style of delivery; it is calm, slow, and has a rather soporific influence upon his hearers.

From which it appears evident that the actual words used as a soporific allow considerable latitude of choice.

I sit dreaming, the rhythmical song and the splashing of the oars exercising a soporific effect.

The odor of a smouldering bough of balsam-fir hung in the air—warm, spicy, soporific.

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