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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

sleepwalk

[sleep-wawk] /ˈslipˌwɔk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to engage in sleepwalking.
noun
2.
an act of sleepwalking; somnambulation.
Origin
1920-25; back formation from sleepwalking
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sleepwalk

/ˈsliːpˌwɔːk/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to walk while asleep See also somnambulism
Derived Forms
sleepwalker, noun
sleepwalking, noun, adjective
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sleepwalking 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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Slang definitions & phrases for sleepwalking

sleep on something

verb phrase

To postpone a decision on something until the next day, with the implication that a night's sleep will facilitate judgment (1519+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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