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somnambulate

[ som-nam-byuh-leyt, suhm- ]
/ 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; engage in sleepwalking.
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Origin of somnambulate

First recorded in 1825–35; somn(i-) + ambulate

OTHER WORDS FROM somnambulate

som·nam·bu·lant, adjective, nounsom·nam·bu·la·tion [som-nam-byuh-ley-shuhn, suhm-], /sɒmˌnæm byəˈleɪ ʃən, səm-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for somnambulate

somnambulate
/ (sɒmˈnæmbjʊˌleɪt) /

verb
(intr) to walk while asleep

Derived forms of somnambulate

somnambulance, nounsomnambulant, adjective, nounsomnambulation, nounsomnambulator, noun

Word Origin for somnambulate

C19: from Latin somnus sleep + ambulāre to walk
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