somniferous

  • 1 Somniferous — Som*nif er*ous, a. [L. somnifer; somnus sleep + ferre to bring.] Causing or inducing sleep; soporific; dormitive; as, a somniferous potion. Walton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 somniferous — index narcotic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 somniferous — c.1600, from L. somnifer, from somni , comb. form of somnus sleep (see SOMNOLENCE (Cf. somnolence)) + ferre to bear (see INFER (Cf. infer)) + OUS (Cf. ous) …

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  • 4 somniferous — [säm nif′ər əs, səmnif′ər əs] adj. [L somnifer < somnus, sleep (see SOMNUS) + ferre, to bring, BEAR1 + OUS] inducing sleep; soporific somniferously adv …

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  • 5 somniferous — adjective Etymology: Latin somnifer somniferous, from somnus + fer ferous Date: 1602 soporific …

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  • 6 somniferous — somniferously, adv. /som nif euhr euhs, seuhm /, adj. bringing or inducing sleep, as drugs or influences. [1595 1605; < L somnifer inducing sleep (somni , comb. form of somnus sleep + fer FER) + OUS] * * * …

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  • 7 somniferous — adjective causing or inducing sleep, normally with harmful overtones …

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  • 8 somniferous — SYN: soporific (1). [L. somnus, sleep, + fero, to bring] * * * som·nif·er·ous säm nif (ə )rəs adj SOPORIFIC * * * som·nif·er·ous (som nifґər əs) hypnotic (def. 1) …

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  • 9 somniferous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Inducing sleep or sedation: hypnotic, narcotic, opiate, sedative, sleepy, slumberous, somnifacient, somnific, somnolent, soporific. See AWARENESS …

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  • 10 somniferous — bearing sleep Bearing and Carrying …

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  • 11 somniferous — som·nif·er·ous || sÉ‘m nɪfÉ™rÉ™s /sÉ’m adj. inducing sleep, causing drowsiness, soporific …

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  • 12 somniferous — [sɒm nɪf(ə)rəs] adjective inducing sleep. Origin C17: from L. somnifer (from somnium dream ) + ous …

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  • 13 somniferous — a. Soporific, soporiferous, slumberous, somnific, narcotic, opiate …

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  • 14 somniferous — som·nif·er·ous …

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  • 15 somniferous — /sɒmˈnɪfərəs/ (say som nifuhruhs) adjective inducing sleep, as drugs, etc. {Latin somnifer sleep bearing + ous} …

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  • 16 somniferous — adj. inducing sleep; soporific. Etymology: L somnifer f. somnium dream …

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  • 17 hypnotic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. mesmeric, fascinating, magnetic; soporific, narcotic, quieting, lethargic; irresistible. See sorcery. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. soporose, sleep inducing, mesmeric, opiate, narcotic, anesthetic,… …

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  • 18 soporific — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sedative, narcose, soothing; lethargic, torpid, dull, slow, sluggish; tedious, wearisome. See repose, weariness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Soothing] Syn. balmy, mesmeric, sedative; see hypnotic ,… …

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  • 19 Opiate — O pi*ate, a. [See {Opium}.] Inducing sleep; somniferous; narcotic; hence, anodyne; causing rest, dullness, or inaction; as, the opiate rod of Hermes. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 20 Sleepier — Sleepy Sleep y, a. [Compar. {Sleepier}; superl. {Sleepiest}.] [AS. sl?pig. See {Sleep}, n.] 1. Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep. Shak. [1913 Webster] She waked her sleepy crew. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Tending to induce sleep;… …

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