Tending to induce sleep; soporific: somnific medicines
More example sentences
- I was powerfully affected by the changeless somnific quality of Zara's tones.
- He threw himself upon a heap of straw that lay on the floor, and soon forgot his desperate situation in the arms of the somnific deity.
- Battus is seen seated with his back to the spectator, sinking under the somnific influence of the pipe of Mercury.
early 18th century: from Latin somnificus, from somnus 'sleep'.