soporific

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soporific

a drug or other agent that induces sleep

soporific

[¦säp·ə¦rif·ik]
(pharmacology)
References in classic literature ?
THE little rabbits smiled sweetly in their sleep under the shower of grass; they did not awake because the lettuces had been so soporific.
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.
Evidently soporific substances had been mixed with the food we had just taken.