a sudden feeling of extreme fear that awakens a sleeping person, usually during slow-wave sleep, and is not associated with a dream or nightmare.
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- night snake,
- night soil,
- night stick,
- night sweats,
- night table,
- night terrors,
- night vision,
- night watch,
- night watch, the,
- night watchman
Origin of night terror
First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called sleep-terror disorder.
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a condition in which a person, usually a child, suddenly starts from sleep in a state of extreme fear but cannot later remember the incident
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