Soporiferous
Soporiferous Sop`o*rif"er*ous, a. [L. soparifer; sopor a heavy sleep + ferere to bring.] Causing sleep; somniferous; soporific. ``Soporiferous medicine.'' --Swift. [1913 Webster] -- {Sop`o*rif"er*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Sop`o*rif"er*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • soporiferous — index narcotic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • soporiferous — soporiferously, adv. soporiferousness, n. /sop euh rif euhr euhs, soh peuh /, adj. bringing sleep; soporific. [1580 90; < L soporifer (sopor , comb. form of sopor SOPOR + i I + fer FER) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • soporiferous — adjective soporific, sleep inducing …   Wiktionary

  • soporiferous — SYN: soporific (1). [L. soporifer, fr. sopor, deep sleep, + fero, to bring] * * * so·po·rif·er·ous .säp ə rif (ə )rəs, .sō pə adj SOPORIFIC * * * so·po·rif·er·ous (so″por ifґər əs) [sopor + ferous] inducing deep or profound… …   Medical dictionary

  • soporiferous — bearing sleep Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • soporiferous — adj. causing sleep or sleepiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soporiferous — a. See soporific …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • soporiferous — sopo·rif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • soporiferous — /sɒpəˈrɪfərəs/ (say sopuh rifuhruhs) adjective bringing sleep; soporific. {Latin sopōrifer sleep bringing + ous} –soporiferously, adverb –soporiferousness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • soporiferous — adjective 1. sleep inducing • Syn: ↑soporific, ↑somniferous, ↑somnific, ↑hypnogogic, ↑hypnagogic • Similar to: ↑depressant • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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