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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.

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Origin of sleepwalking

First recorded in 1790–1800; sleep + walking

OTHER WORDS FROM sleepwalking

sleepwalker, noun
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Medical definitions for sleepwalking

sleepwalking
[ slēpwô′kĭng ]

n.

The act of walking or performing another activity associated with wakefulness while asleep or in a sleeplike state.noctambulism somnambulism

Other words from sleepwalking

sleepwalk′ v.sleepwalk′er n.
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