Definition of Soporiferous

1. Adjective. Sleep inducing.

Exact synonyms: Hypnagogic, Hypnogogic, Somniferous, Somnific, Soporific
Similar to: Depressant
Derivative terms: Soporific



2. Adjective. Inducing mental lethargy. "A narcotic speech"
Exact synonyms: Narcotic, Soporific
Similar to: Uninteresting
Derivative terms: Soporific

Definition of Soporiferous

1. a. Causing sleep; somniferous; soporific.

Definition of Soporiferous

1. Adjective. (archaic) soporific, sleep-inducing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soporiferous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Soporiferous

1. Causing sleep; somniferous; soporific. "Soporiferous medicine." - Soporiferously, Soporiferousness. Origin: L. Soparifer; sopor a heavy sleep + ferere to bring. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soporiferous

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sophrologists
sophrology
sophronize
sophrosyne
sophs
sophta
sophtas
sophy
sopite
sopited
sopites
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sopition
sopor
soporiferous (current term)
soporific
soporifical
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soporifick
soporifics
soporose
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sopped
sopper
soppers
soppier
soppiest
soppily

Literary usage of Soporiferous

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1. Select Works of Porphyry: Containing His Four Books On Abstinence from by Porphyry, Thomas Taylor (1823)
"... who endeavours to obtain sleep through the whole of life, and who, for this purpose, procures from all places things of a soporiferous nature, ..."

2. A dictionary of the Spanish and English languages, orig. compiled by Neuman by Henry Neuman, Giuseppe Marc' Antonio Baretti (1862)
"soporiferous. Soportable, a. Tolerable, supportable. Soportal, sm. Portico, a large porch at the entrance of a house. ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1877)
"Yet antidotes to poison and soporiferous drugs should have been little wanted here, for it is almost universally admitted that the island breeds no serpent, ..."

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