somnambulate

[ som-nam-byuh-leyt, suh m- ]
/ sɒmˈnæm byəˌleɪt, səm- /
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verb (used without object), som·nam·bu·lat·ed, som·nam·bu·lat·ing.

to walk during sleep; sleepwalk.

Nearby words

  1. sommelier,
  2. sommerfeld,
  3. sommerfeld, arnold johannes wilhelm,
  4. somnambulance,
  5. somnambulant,
  6. somnambulation,
  7. somnambulism,
  8. somni-,
  9. somnifacient,
  10. somniferous

Origin of somnambulate

1825–35; < Latin somn(us) sleep + ambulate

Related formssom·nam·bu·lant, adjective, nounsom·nam·bu·la·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for somnambulant

somnambulate

/ (sɒmˈnæmbjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(intr) to walk while asleep
Derived Formssomnambulance, nounsomnambulant, adjective, nounsomnambulation, nounsomnambulator, noun

Word Origin for somnambulate

C19: from Latin somnus sleep + ambulāre to walk

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