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somnambulism

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noun som·nam·bu·lism \säm-ˈnam-byə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of somnambulism

  1. 1 :  an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed

  2. 2 :  actions characteristic of somnambulism

somnambulist play \-list\ noun
somnambulistic play \(ˌ)säm-ˌnam-byə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective
somnambulistically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1797

First Known Use of somnambulism

1797

Rhymes with somnambulism

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Medical Dictionary

somnambulism

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noun som·nam·bu·lism \säm-ˈnam-byə-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of somnambulism

  1. 1:  an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed

  2. 2:  actions characteristic of somnambulism

somnambulistic \(ˌ)säm-ˌnam-byə-ˈlis-tik\play adjective



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