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Saturday, August 01, 2015
Definitions for noctambulous
  1. of, relating to, or given to sleepwalking.

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Citations for noctambulous
Her noctabulous habits often brought her into contact with the local police and sometimes with His Worship Signor Malipizzo. Norman Douglas, South Wind, 1917
Chenut found himself alone on the pavement, and he wasn't sleepy—it's a real misfortune to suffer from insomnia, and to be obliged to lead a noctambulous existence. Elsa Triolet, translated by Norman Cameron, The Inspector of Ruins, 1953
Origin of noctambulous
1725-1735
Noctambulous dervies from the Latin nox meaning "night" and ambulāre meaning "to walk." It entered English in the early 1700s.
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