noctambulism

or noc·tam·bu·la·tion

[ nok-tam-byuh-liz-uh m or nok-tam-byuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ nɒkˈtæm byəˌlɪz əm or nɒkˌtæm byəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun


Nearby words

  1. nocireceptor,
  2. nock,
  3. nocking point,
  4. noct-,
  5. noct. maneq.,
  6. noctambulous,
  7. nocti-,
  8. noctiluca,
  9. noctilucent,
  10. noctis

Origin of noctambulism

First recorded in 1855–60; noctambul(ous) + -ism

Related formsnoc·tam·bu·list, noc·tam·bule [nok-tam-byool] /nɒkˈtæm byul/, noun

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Examples from the Web for noctambulism

  • Sleep walking or night wandering, known also by its Latin name of noctambulism, is a well-known phenomenon.

    Sleep Walking and Moon Walking|Isidor Isaak Sadger


British Dictionary definitions for noctambulism

noctambulism

noctambulation (nɒkˌtæmbjʊˈleɪʃən)

/ (nɒkˈtæmbjʊˌlɪzəm) /

noun

another word for somnambulism
Derived Formsnoctambulist, noun

Word Origin for noctambulism

C19: from Latin nox night + ambulāre to walk

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Medicine definitions for noctambulism

noctambulism

[ nŏk-tămbyə-lĭz′əm ]

n.

sleepwalking

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