n. tendency to cause sleep or sleepiness

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  • Soporiferousness — Soporiferous Sop o*rif er*ous, a. [L. soparifer; sopor a heavy sleep + ferere to bring.] Causing sleep; somniferous; soporific. Soporiferous medicine. Swift. [1913 Webster] {Sop o*rif er*ous*ly}, adv. {Sop o*rif er*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soporiferousness — See soporiferously. * * * …   Universalium

  • soporiferousness — sopo·rif·er·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • soporiferousness — noun see soporiferous * * * soporifˈerousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑sopor …   Useful english dictionary

  • soporiferous — soporiferously, adv. soporiferousness, n. /sop euh rif euhr euhs, soh peuh /, adj. bringing sleep; soporific. [1580 90; < L soporifer (sopor , comb. form of sopor SOPOR + i I + fer FER) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • aridity — n 1. aridness, parchedness, extreme dryness, dehydration, evaporation, desiccation; torridity, torridness. 2. barrenness, unproductivity, unproductiveness, sterility, sterileness; infertility, infertileness, unfertili ty, unfruitfulness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • indolence — n laziness, idleness, otiosity, otioseness, faindance, faineancy, shiftlessness; procrastination, dilatoriness, slothfulness, sluggardliness, laggardness; slowness, slow motion, heaviness, loginess, sluggishness, lethargy, slackness, languidness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lassitude — n 1. languor, languidness, lethargy, sluggishness, loginess, heaviness, slow motion, slowness; drowsiness, sleepiness, soporiferousness, oscitance, oscitancy; stagnation, stagnancy, stagnance, inaction, inactivity, inactiveness, inexertion,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • soporiferous — /sɒpəˈrɪfərəs/ (say sopuh rifuhruhs) adjective bringing sleep; soporific. {Latin sopōrifer sleep bringing + ous} –soporiferously, adverb –soporiferousness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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