What does the word soporific mean?

Usage examples for soporific

  1. Soon the soft night air of June was too strong a soporific for Remember's desire to keep awake and hear the catamounts scream, as he had heard they did in those woods. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  2. With one hand he pointed to a large glass on the table beside him, still half full of a soporific mixture with which he moistened his lips each time he woke; with the other hand he wiped the perspiration from his face. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  3. Your remark about amorous sport being a soporific if performed regularly and without excitement made me double up with laughter. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood