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somnambulate

[som-nam-byuh-leyt, suh m-] /sɒmˈnæm byəˌleɪt, səm-/
verb (used without object), somnambulated, somnambulating.
1.
to walk during sleep; sleepwalk.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin somn(us) sleep + ambulate
Related forms
somnambulant, adjective, noun
somnambulation, noun
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Examples from the web for somnambulant
  • Dislocated and deadened, the sleep-starved traveler wanders through meetings or tourist sites in a somnambulant haze.
British Dictionary definitions for somnambulant

somnambulate

/sɒmˈnæmbjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to walk while asleep
Derived Forms
somnambulance, noun
somnambulant, adjective, noun
somnambulation, noun
somnambulator, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin somnus sleep + ambulāre to walk
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Contemporary definitions for somnambulant
adjective

of walking when asleep; also called somnambulic

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Word Origin and History for somnambulant

1819 (n.); 1832 (adj.); see somnambulism + -ant.

somnambulate

v.

1821, probably a back-formation from somnambulism. Related: Somnambulated; somnambulating.

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