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Sop`o*rif"ic (?; 277), a. [L. sopor a heavy sleep (akin to somnus sleep) + facere to make. See Somnolent, Fact.] Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep; soporiferous; as, the soporific virtues of opium.Syn. -- Somniferous; narcotic; opiate; anodyne.

Sop`o*rif"ic, n. A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.


The noun has 1 senses

1. soporific, hypnotic -- a drug that induces sleep

The adjective has 2 senses

1. soporific,soporiferous,somniferous,somnific,hypnogogic,hypnagogic -- sleep inducing
2. narcotic,soporiferous,soporific -- inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech"
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