Definitions for: Soporific

[n] a drug that induces sleep
[adj] inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech"
[adj] sleep inducing

Webster (1913) Definition: Sop`o*rif"ic (?; 277), a. [L. sopor a heavy sleep
(akin to somnus sleep) + facere to make. See Somnolent,
Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep; soporiferous; as, the
soporific virtues of opium.

Syn: Somniferous; narcotic; opiate; anodyne.

Sop`o*rif"ic, n.
A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality
of inducing sleep; a narcotic.

Synonyms: depressant, hypnagogic, hypnogogic, hypnotic, narcotic, somniferous, somnific, soporiferous, uninteresting

See Also: drug, hypnagogue, narcoleptic, sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet

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