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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
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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
 
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.)
Word Parts
The word soporific contains the following part:
-fic Latin adjective-forming suffix that means making, doing, causing
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The suffix -fic occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to bases that are Latin noun roots. It is a form of "fer, lat2, -late".