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somnambulate

[ som-nam-byuh-leyt, suhm- ]
/ s蓲m藞n忙m by蓹藢le瑟t, s蓹m- /
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verb (used without object), som路nam路bu路lat路ed, som路nam路bu路lat路ing.
to walk during sleep; engage in sleepwalking.
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Origin of somnambulate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM somnambulate

som路nam路bu路lant, adjective, nounsom路nam路bu路la路tion [som-nam-byuh-ley-shuhn, suhm-], /s蓲m藢n忙m by蓹藞le瑟 蕛蓹n, s蓹m-/, noun
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How to use somnambulate in a sentence

  • Associated words: somnambulate, somnambulistic, somnambular, somnambulic.

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British Dictionary definitions for somnambulate

somnambulate
/ (s蓲m藞n忙mbj蕣藢le瑟t) /

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 + ambul膩re to walk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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