Tending to induce sleep; soporific: somnific medicines
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- He should not stigmatize the world for being sleepy, when he himself has given a somnific influence to all his readers.
- He writes of these prayers as "empty words delivered in a somnific monotone as members and staff shuffle about, obviously paying no attention."
- 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'.
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