causing or tending to cause sleep.
pertaining to or characterized by sleep or sleepiness; sleepy; drowsy.
something that causes sleep, as a medicine or drug.
Yet Diana, with its soporific romance and awful dialogue, is a colossal bore.
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He sounds like a soporific senator defending the ugly compromises of Washington.
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The premise is this: turkey is chock-full of a soporific essential amino acid, tryptophan, one of the 22 essential amino acids.
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Innocuous, soporific white guys like Rob Portman and T-Paw became the horses to bet on.
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A travelogue of the drug-testing labs at Pfizer, Eli Lilly, or GlaxoSmithKline would likely be soporific.
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But it is inebriant, and not soporific; and its secondary sedative action on the heart is more powerful than that of Opium.
The Action of Medicines in the System Frederick William Headland
He had made up his mind that he might have to spend days in this soporific hamlet.
In Apple-Blossom Time Clara Louise Burnham
From which it appears evident that the actual words used as a soporific allow considerable latitude of choice.
Spirit and Music H. Ernest Hunt
The soporific, thwarted in its effect for a moment, redoubled its power over him.
The Knight of Malta Eugene Sue
To these soporific works of reference he apparently regarded the dramatist’s volume as a fitting pendant.
Shakespeare and the Modern Stage Sir Sidney Lee
a drug or other agent that induces sleep
“tending to produce sleep,” 1680s, from French soporifique (17c.), formed in French from Latin sopor (genitive soporis) “deep sleep” (see sopor). As a noun from 1722. Earlier as an adjective was soporiferous (1580s as “characterized by excessive sleep,” c.1600 as “soporific”).
soporific sop·o·rif·ic (sŏp’ə-rĭf’ĭk, sō’pə-)
Inducing or tending to induce sleep.
(before the revolution) any governmental council. (after the revolution) a local council, originally elected only by manual workers, with certain powers of local administration. (after the revolution) a higher council elected by a local council, being part of a hierarchy of soviets culminating in the Supreme Soviet. any similar council or assembly connected with a […]
a kingdom in SW Europe. Including the Balearic and Canary islands, 194,988 sq. mi. (505,019 sq. km). Capital: Madrid. Contemporary Examples There was the train attack in Spain in 2003, and then the London subway bombings in 2005. How U.S. Cities Can Protect Themselves Against Bombing Attacks Michael O’Hanlon April 16, 2013 Last weekend politicians […]
of or relating to , its people, or their language. the Spanish people collectively. a Romance language, the language of , standard also in most of Latin America except Brazil. Abbreviation: Sp, Sp. Contemporary Examples Jews of Sephardic origin were protected by a law of 1924 that granted them Spanish citizenship. The Week in Death: […]
pertaining to or of the nature of a spasm; characterized by spasms. resembling a spasm or spasms; sudden but brief; sporadic: spasmodic efforts at reform. given to or characterized by bursts of excitement. Historical Examples “You mean James,” cried his wife, with a spasmodic movement of her hand to her breast. Blind Policy George Manville […]