somnific

somnific

[som-nif-ik, suhm-]
adjective
causing sleep; soporific; somniferous.

Origin:
1715–25; < Latin somnificus causing sleep, equivalent to somni-, combining form of somnus sleep + -ficus -fic

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somniferous or somnific (sɒmˈnɪfərəs)
 
adj
rare tending to induce sleep
 
[C17: from Latin somnifer (from somnus sleep + ferre to do) + -ous]
 
somnific or somnific
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin somnifer (from somnus sleep + ferre to do) + -ous]
 
som'niferously or somnific
 
adv

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