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1. soporific

noun. a drug that induces sleep.

Synonyms

  • narcoleptic
  • drug
  • hypnagogue
  • sleeping pill
  • sleeping capsule
  • sleeping tablet
  • sleeping draught

Antonyms

  • stimulating
  • uninterestingness
  • noninstitutional
  • soft drug

Etymology

  • soporifique (French)
  • sopor (Latin)

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2. soporific

adjective. sleep inducing.

Synonyms

  • somniferous
  • soporiferous
  • depressant
  • somnific
  • hypnogogic

Antonyms

  • synergist
  • antagonist
  • abstain
  • bring to

Etymology

  • soporifique (French)
  • sopor (Latin)

3. soporific

adjective. inducing mental lethargy.

Synonyms

  • narcotic
  • soporiferous

Antonyms

  • unattractive
  • generic drug
  • brand-name drug

Etymology

  • soporifique (French)
  • sopor (Latin)

Sentences with soporific


1. Adjective
Bintan's sleepy wooden villages, postcard beaches and soporific fishermen convince most people to pull up a hammock and dawdle; however, more motivated tourists can check out the ruins of Penyengat, a former Malay capital.

2. Noun, singular or mass
BfR says home remedies and cookbooks contain recipes of milk strained with poppy seed to be used as a soporific.

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