somnambulate

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verb som·nam·bu·late \ säm-ˈnam-byə-ˌlāt \

Definition of somnambulate

somnambulated; somnambulating
intransitive verb
:to walk when asleep

somnambulation

play \(ˌ)säm-ˌnam-byə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of somnambulate

1833


Medical Dictionary

somnambulate

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intransitive verb som·nam·bu·late \ -ˌlāt \

medical Definition of somnambulate

somnambulated; somnambulating
:to walk while asleep

somnambulation

play \-ˌnam-byə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

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