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(figuratively) Boring, dull.
(figuratively) Something boring or dull.
From French soporifique, from Latin sopor (“deep sleep"), from Proto-Indo-European *swepōr, from Proto-Indo-European *swep-. Unrelated to stupor (distinct in Proto-Indo-European).
Moliere's medical student accounts for it by a soporific principle contained in the opium.
The problem is that all the tracks are extremely similar and this can begin to have a somewhat soporific effect.
Sex, however, is unique in having a soporific effect.
The effect of his playing on myself and others was to produce a very calm, almost soporific state.
In such cases the soporific action is not that which is sought, and so opium is preferable.
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