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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