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

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Origin of noctambulism

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

OTHER WORDS FROM noctambulism

noc·tam·bu·list, noc·tam·bule [nok-tam-byool] /nɒkˈtæm byul/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for noctambulist

noctambulism

noctambulation (nɒkˌtæmbjʊˈleɪʃən)

/ (nɒkˈtæmbjʊˌlɪzəm) /

noun

another word for somnambulism

Derived forms of noctambulism

noctambulist, noun

Word Origin for noctambulism

C19: from Latin nox night + ambulāre to walk
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Medical definitions for noctambulist

noctambulism
[ nŏk-tămbyə-lĭz′əm ]

n.

sleepwalking
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