Sunday, January 30, 2011

soporific

soporific [ sop-uh’-RIF-ik, soh-puh’- ]
 noun, adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. (adj.) causing or tending to cause sleep
2. (adj.) of or pertaining to sleep or drowsiness
3. (n.) something that causes sleep
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 For a generation brought up on a diet of T20 cricket, a test match could prove to be positively soporific.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 His lecture is titled "Meaning in American Politics," but it might have been better titled "Dreaming in American Politics," for it proves a powerful soporific.