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soporific (adj) – 1. Inducing or tending to induce sleep.
2. Drowsy.

(noun) – A drug or other substance that induces sleep; a hypnotic.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “tending to produce sleep,” 1680s, from French soporifique (17th century), formed in French from Latin sopor (genitive soporis) “deep sleep”. As a noun from 1722. Earlier as an adjective was soporiferous (1580s as “characterized by excessive sleep,” circa 1600 as “soporific”).

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