dormitive

Dormitive

Dor"mi*tive\, a. [Cf. F. dormitif, fr. dormire to sleep.] Causing sleep; as, the dormitive properties of opium. --Clarke. -- n. (Med.) A medicine to promote sleep; a soporific; an opiate.
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