soporific
[ sop-uh-rif-ik ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Latin from Latin sopor ‘sleep’ + -fic
Synonyms
  • calming
  • opiate
  • sedative
Antonyms
  • stimulating
  • invigorating
Definition
causing or tending to cause sleep
Example
The chamomile tea proved to be extremely soporific.
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