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Definitions for soporific
ˌsɒp əˈrɪf ɪk, ˌsoʊ pə-so·porif·ic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word soporific.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soporific, hypnotic(adj)

    a drug that induces sleep

  2. soporific, soporiferous, somniferous, somnific, hypnogogic, hypnagogic(adj)

    sleep inducing

  3. narcotic, soporiferous, soporific(adj)

    inducing mental lethargy

    "a narcotic speech"


  1. soporific(Noun)

    Something inducing sleep, especially a drug.

    The doctor prescribed a soporific to help him sleep.

  2. soporific(Noun)

    Something boring or dull.

  3. soporific(Adjective)

    Tending to induce sleep.

    The professor delivered a soporific lecture.

  4. soporific(Adjective)

    boring, dull

  5. Origin: From soporifique, from sopor, from swepōr, from swep-. Unrelated to stupor (distinct in Proto-Indo-European).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soporific(adj)

    causing sleep; tending to cause sleep; soporiferous; as, the soporific virtues of opium

  2. Soporific(noun)

    a medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Soporific

    sō-pō-rif′ik, adj. making or causing sleep.—n. anything that causes sleep.—adj. Soporif′erous, bringing, causing, or tending to cause sleep: sleepy.—adv. Soporif′erously.—n. Soporif′erousness.—adjs. Sō′porōse, Sō′porous, sleepy, causing sleep. [Fr. soporifique—L. sopor, sleep, facĕre, to make.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soporific in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soporific in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of soporific in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Szasz:

    The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic --in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea --known to medical science is work.

  2. Jay Edward Adams:

    If I had to choose between putting a saloon or a liberal church on a corner, I'd choose the saloon every time. People who drink up the pay check in the saloon are less likely to become Pharisees, thinking that they don't need the Great Physician, than those who weekly swill the soporific doctrine of man's goodness.

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  • مُنَوِّمArabic
  • приспивателен, приспивателно, сънотворенBulgarian
  • soporífer, somnífer, hipnòtic, narcòtic, soforífic, soporíficCatalan, Valencian
  • uspávadloCzech
  • einschläfernd, SchlafmittelGerman
  • υπνωτικός, υπνωτικόGreek
  • dormigiloEsperanto
  • somnífero, soporíficoSpanish
  • unilääke, unettavaFinnish
  • somnifère, soporifiqueFrench
  • քնաբերArmenian
  • soporifico, soporificInterlingua
  • sonnifero, soporiferoItalian
  • somnifer, somnifera, somnifica, somniferum, somnificus, somnificum, soporLatin
  • slaapmiddel, soporatief, slaapverwekkendDutch
  • soporífero, soporíficoPortuguese
  • снотво́рное, вводящий в сон, усыпляющий, навевающий сонRussian

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