Sop`o*rif"ic [L. sopor a heavy sleep (akin to somnus sleep) + facere to make. See Somnolent, Fact.]

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

Syn. -- Somniferous; narcotic; opiate; anodyne.


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Sop`o*rif"ic, n.

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


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