Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Causing or tending to cause sleep: as, the dormitive properties of opium.
  • noun A medicine which has the property of producing or promoting sleep; an opiate; a soporific.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Causing sleep.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Causing sleep.
  • noun A medicine to promote sleep; a soporific or opiate.

Etymologies

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French dormitif, from the verb dormir ("to sleep")

Examples

  • John Tarrant on “Placebo, chronic fatigue and dormitive principles”

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  • Allen's dormitive argument regarding the "Intelligent" in "Intelligent Design" was lame when he said it it's still a non-starter.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Allen's dormitive argument regarding the "Intelligent" in "Intelligent Design" was lame when he said it it's still a non-starter.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Allen's dormitive argument regarding the "Intelligent" in "Intelligent Design" was lame when he said it it's still a non-starter.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Saying X is intelligent because it created the CSI is circular (dormitive principle): You explain how CSI is created by intelligence, and you know it was intelligence only because it created the CSI.

    Bunny and a Book

  • This is the dormitive principle problem that we have talked about.

    Bunny and a Book

  • And that is exactly why I say "intelligence" in the context of ID is a dormitive principle:

    Bunny and a Book

  • Intelligence is not defined as that which is intelligent, and Allen and your dormitive accusation is unjustified.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Intelligence is not defined as that which is intelligent, and Allen and your dormitive accusation is unjustified.

    Bunny and a Book

  • You could simply redefine athleticism as "that which enables things to move around", but then you have a dormitive principle.

    Bunny and a Book

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