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somniferous

som·nif·er·ous

somniferous

pronunciation:
sam nI f rs [or] sm nI f rs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: inducing sleep or drowsiness.
similar words:
drowsy
derivation: somniferously (adv.)
Word Parts
The word somniferous contains the following part:
-iferous Latin adjective-forming suffix that means producing, bearing, carrying
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See also fer, lat2, -late