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 for somniferous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Somniferous \Som*nif"er*ous\, a. [L. somnifer; somnus sleep +
     ferre to bring.]
     Causing or inducing sleep; soporific; dormitive; as, a
     somniferous potion. --Walton.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: sleep inducing [syn: soporific, soporiferous,
             somniferous, somnific, hypnogogic, hypnagogic]

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