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Monday, August 08, 2005

Definitions for somniferous

  1. Causing or inducing sleep.

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Citations for somniferous
He has gone outside the usual channels of stodgy academic journals and somniferous lectures. David Gibson, The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
And some cities are eschewing the somniferous art museum to invent newer, hipper institutions that honor our fascination with contemporary culture: technology, space flight, and even rock 'n' roll. Heidi Landecker, Architecture
Origin of somniferous
Somniferous comes from Latin somnifer, "sleep-bringing," from somnus, "sleep" + ferre, "to bring."