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soporific

sop·o·rif·ic

soporific

 
 
pronunciation:
sa p rI fihk [or] so p rI fihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing sleep or sleepiness.
The drug is highly soporific and should only be taken at bedtime.
antonyms:
invigorating, stimulating
similar words:
drowsy, narcotic, opiate
definition 2: sleepy or drowsy.
antonyms:
energetic
similar words:
drowsy, sleepy
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part of speech: noun
definition: a drug, medicine, or the like that causes sleep or sleepiness.
antonyms:
stimulant
similar words:
narcotic, opiate
derivation: soporifically (adv.)
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