Definition of Somnific

1. Adjective. Sleep inducing.

Exact synonyms: Hypnagogic, Hypnogogic, Somniferous, Soporiferous, Soporific
Similar to: Depressant
Derivative terms: Soporific



Definition of Somnific

1. a. Causing sleep; somniferous.

Definition of Somnific

1. Adjective. Causing sleep; somniferous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Somnific

1. sleep inducing [adj]

Medical Definition of Somnific

1. 1. Causing or inducing profound sleep. 2. A drug or other agent which induces sleep. Origin: L. Soporificus (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Somnific

somnambulistically
somnambulists
somner
somners
somnial
somniate
somniated
somniates
somniative
somniatory
somniculous
somnifacient
somnifacients
somniferous
somniferously
somnific (current term)
somnifugous
somniloquence
somniloquies
somniloquism
somniloquisms
somniloquist
somniloquists
somniloquous
somniloquy
somnipathies
somnipathist
somnipathists
somnipathy
somnocinematograph

Literary usage of Somnific

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1. Surgical Diseases and Surgery of the Dog by Cecil French (1906)
"With full somnific doses of the former, hypodermically injected, most dogs can be ... Subcutaneous injection of somnific doses causes a slight and sometimes ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1871)
"In some place, in one one place or another. Somnambulism, n. Sleep-walking. Somnambulist, n. Sleep-walker, night- ous, slumberous, somnific, narcotic. ..."

3. Putnam's Word Book: A Practical Aid in Expressing Ideas Through the Use of by Louis Andrew Flemming (1913)
"... somnific, somnolent, ... narcotic, somnific, hypnotic; dormant, sluggish, lethargic, torpid, dull. sleeve, n. ..."

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