what is difference between hypnotic and soporific
- hypnotick (obsolete)
From French hypnotique (“inclined to sleep, soporific”), from Late Latin hypnoticus, from Ancient Greek ὑπνωτικός (hupnōtikós, “inclined to sleep, putting to sleep, sleepy”), from ὑπνῶ (hupnô, “I put to sleep”), from ὕπνος (húpnos, “sleep”).
- IPA(key): /hɪpˈnɒtɪk/
- Rhymes: -ɒtɪk
hypnotic (comparative more hypnotic, superlative most hypnotic)
- Of, or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism.
- (pharmacology) Inducing sleep; soporific.
hypnotic (plural hypnotics)
- A person who is, or can be, hypnotized.
- (pharmacology) A soporific substance.
- hypnotic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- hypnotic in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- Pythonic, Typhonic, phytonic, pythonic, typhonic
- soporifick (obsolete)
From French soporifique, from Latin sopor (“deep sleep”), from Proto-Indo-European *swepōr, from *swep-. Unrelated to stupor (distinct in Proto-Indo-European).
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌsɒp.əˈɹɪf.ɪk/, /ˌsoʊ.pəˈɹɪf.ɪk/
soporific (plural soporifics)
- (pharmacology) Something inducing sleep, especially a drug.
- (figuratively) Something boring or dull.
soporific (comparative more soporific, superlative most soporific)
- (pharmacology) Tending to induce sleep.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:soporific
- 1909, Beatrix Potter, The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies:
- It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is “soporific.” I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit. They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies!
- (figuratively) Boring, dull.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:boring
From French soporifique.
- IPA(key): /so.poˈri.fik/
soporific m or n (feminine singular soporifică, masculine plural soporifici, feminine and neuter plural soporifice)
- Synonyms: somnifer, soporifer