soporific

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soporific

a drug or other agent that induces sleep

soporific

[¦säp·ə¦rif·ik]
(pharmacology)
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135), an alteration that brings to mind Agrippina's words to her father Athelstan, whom she informs that she has made Andolosia drink 'That soporiferous Iuice which was composd, | To make the Queene (my Mother) rellish sleepe' (Dekker, ll.
One critic, quoted in Dwight's Journal of Music, called it "dull" and said it was "soporiferous in its tendencies.
When it rained they stayed in her tent with two sleeping bags zipped together, smoking cloves, blowing smoke out the screened flap, listening to the soporiferous rhythms of the rain coming so close to their bodies.