sleepwalking

[ sleep-waw-king ]
/ ˈslipˌwɔ kɪŋ /
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noun

the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening; somnambulism.

adjective

of or relating to the state of walking while asleep; somnambulistic.

Nearby words

  1. sleepless,
  2. sleeplessly,
  3. sleepover,
  4. sleepshirt,
  5. sleepwalk,
  6. sleepwear,
  7. sleepy,
  8. sleepy hollow chair,
  9. sleepyhead,
  10. sleet

Origin of sleepwalking

First recorded in 1790–1800; sleep + walking

Related formssleep·walk·er, noun

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Medicine definitions for sleepwalker

sleepwalking

[ slēpwô′kĭng ]

n.

The act of walking or performing another activity associated with wakefulness while asleep or in a sleeplike state.noctambulism somnambulism
Related formssleepwalk′ v.sleepwalk′er n.


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