noctambulism


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noc·tam·bu·lism

 (nŏk-tăm′byə-lĭz′əm) also noc·tam·bu·la·tion (-tăm′byə-lā′shən)
[noct(i)- + Latin ambulāre, to walk + -ism.]

noc·tam′bu·list n.

noctambulism

(nɒkˈtæmbjʊˌlɪzəm) or

noctambulation

n
(Psychology) another word for somnambulism
[C19: from Latin nox night + ambulāre to walk]
nocˈtambulist n

noc•tam•bu•lism

(nɒkˈtæm byəˌlɪz əm)

n.
sleepwalking.
[1855–60; < Latin noct-, nox night + ambul(āre) to walk]
noc•tam′bu•list, n.

noctambulism

somnambulism. Also noctambulation. — noctambulist, noctambule, n. — noctambulous, noctambulant, noctambulisdc, adj.
See also: Sleep
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noctambulism - walking by a person who is asleepnoctambulism - walking by a person who is asleep  
walk, walking - the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise"
sleeping - the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
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According to Wikipedia, sleepwalking -- also called somnambulism or noctambulism -- is a sleep disorder that makes sufferers engage in activities that are normally associated with being awake, while being asleep or in a sleep-like state.