soporific


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soporific

a drug or other agent that induces sleep

soporific

[¦säp·ə¦rif·ik]
(pharmacology)
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THE little rabbits smiled sweetly in their sleep under the shower of grass; they did not awake because the lettuces had been so soporific.
His white apron flaps languidly in the air, his head gradually droops upon his breast, he takes very long winks with both eyes at once; even he is unable to withstand the soporific influence of the place, and is gradually falling asleep.
To say the truth, these soporific parts are so many scenes of serious artfully interwoven, in order to contrast and set off the rest; and this is the true meaning of a late facetious writer, who told the public that whenever he was dull they might be assured there was a design in it.
In them there were no considerations of Mediterranean cruises, of soporific Southern skies drifting in the Vesuvian Bay.
The arguments acted, however, on the nervous system of the Doctor, like so many soothing soporifics, and by the time his aged companion was disposed to lay his head on his pack, Obed, refreshed by his recent mental joust, was in a condition to seek his natural rest, without enduring the torments of the incubus, in the shapes of Teton warriors and bloody tomahawks.
All such groups had a veneration for the social function, the traditions of formal junketing with a high incidence of endless soporific speeches, and one can quite easily imagine Carwyn substituting one group for the other.
Kubeba was the biggest casualty of a soporific gallop as he only got going late on - by which time it was too late.
NOT for the first time in Colwyn Bay, on a soporific pitch, with small boundaries and a rapid outfield, the runs flowed while the bowlers toiled for little reward.
Indeed, it had such a soporific effect, I was wishing I had brought my onesie.
No matter, connections must still have been pretty pleased with Ambella that day as she only went down to Cherry Tiger by a length and a half, even in spite of the soporific gallop from the outset.
Haig also points out that while less frequent night waking in formula-fed infants is usually explained by the fact that formula is harder to digest, and therefore more soporific, than breast milk, infants who were breastfed but were not nursed during the night slept longer than breastfed infants who were nursed at night.
Symphony Hall Welsh composer Karl Jenkins' music is the perfect niche-marketing product: a pick 'n' mix blend of soothing New Age soporific religiosity and worldmusic eclecticism.