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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. tending to make sober or more serious;
- Example: "the news had a sobering effect"

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sober \So"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sobered; p. pr. & vb. n. Sobering.] To make sober. [1913 Webster] There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sobering adj 1: tending to make sober or more serious; "the news had a sobering effect"