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.
All this talk about Shakespeare had acted as a soporific, or rather as an incantation upon Katharine.
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.
He had never before realised the intensely soporific effect of the American sun, of the American air, the drowsy, sleep-compelling uproar of Niagara.
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.
Crossing the galaxy seems to take eons in this suffocatingly soporific sci-fi, which is indulgent, portentous and stagebound.
With a voice that's equal parts seductive and soporific, Kahreign gives a soulful, jazzy bent to anything she takes on, be it modernist electronica, neo-soul, or experimental R&B.
Alex's self-penned '12' is a chatty but soporific cinematic sedative, while 'Empoy's comedic mishap 'The Barker' is all bark and no bite.
When I speak to you in mellow tones like a soporific fantasy And cool you in the melting sun My beauty will dazzle and hypnotize And fool you into thinking I am the ultimate paradise And not the cruel sea.
Every suggestion had a terrible problem that promptly incapacitated its desired soporific effect.
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER HOW SOPORIFIC THE SEX WAS
Lincoln Center Festival can always be counted on to inject some class into the soporific summer theater season by hosting avant-garde work by celebrated international companies.