somnambulate

verb

som·​nam·​bu·​late säm-ˈnam-byə-ˌlāt How to pronounce somnambulate (audio)
somnambulated; somnambulating

intransitive verb

: to walk when asleep
somnambulation noun

Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of somnambulate was in 1833

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“Somnambulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somnambulate. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

somnambulate

intransitive verb

som·​nam·​bu·​late -ˌlāt How to pronounce somnambulate (audio)
somnambulated; somnambulating
: to walk while asleep
somnambulation noun
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