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somnambulism

[ som-nam-byuh-liz-uhm, suhm- ]
/ sɒmˈnæm byəˌlɪz əm, səm- /
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noun
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Origin of somnambulism

1790–1800; <New Latin somnambulismus, equivalent to somn(us) sleep + ambul(āre) to walk + -ismus-ism

OTHER WORDS FROM somnambulism

som·nam·bu·list, nounsom·nam·bu·lis·tic, adjectivesem·i·som·nam·bu·lis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for somnambulism

somnambulism
/ (sɒmˈnæmbjʊˌlɪzəm) /

noun
a condition that is characterized by walking while asleep or in a hypnotic tranceAlso called: noctambulism

Derived forms of somnambulism

somnambulist, nounsomnambulistic, adjective
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Medical definitions for somnambulism

somnambulism
[ sŏm-nămbyə-lĭz′əm ]

n.
sleepwalking

Other words from somnambulism

som•nam′bu•listic adj.
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