Definitions

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  • adj. Causing sleep; somniferous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing sleep; somniferous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing sleep: tending to induce sleep; somniferous; soporific.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. sleep inducing

Etymologies

Latin somnificus; somnus sleep + facere to make. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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