somnambulism


som·nam·bu·lism

noun \säm-ˈnam-byə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of SOMNAMBULISM

1
:  an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed
2
:  actions characteristic of somnambulism
som·nam·bu·list \-list\ noun
som·nam·bu·lis·tic \(ˌ)säm-ˌnam-byə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective
som·nam·bu·lis·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of SOMNAMBULISM

1797

Rhymes with SOMNAMBULISM

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som·nam·bu·lism

noun \säm-ˈnam-byə-ˌliz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOMNAMBULISM

1
: an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed
2
: actions characteristic of somnambulism
som·nam·bu·lis·tic \(ˌ)säm-ˌnam-byə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective

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