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sleepwalking

[sleep-waw-king] /ˈslipˌwɔ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening; somnambulism.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the state of walking while asleep; somnambulistic.
Origin of sleepwalking
1790-1800
1790-1800; sleep + walking
Related forms
sleepwalker, noun
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sleepwalker in Medicine

sleepwalking sleep·walk·ing (slēp'wô'kĭng)
n.
The act of walking or performing another activity associated with wakefulness while asleep or in a sleeplike state. Also called noctambulism, somnambulism.


sleep'walk' v.
sleep'walk'er n.
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