Soporifics are medicines which induce sleep, such as hops, &c.
Nutmeg and Hops have proved Soporifics when given in large doses.
The word is often applied in a general sense to anodynes and soporifics.
She demands of her partner that he should give her stimulants, and he gives her soporifics.
The ansthetics and soporifics of the last two days were having their usual aftermath.