somnambulism


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som·nam·bu·lism

 (sŏm-năm′byə-lĭz′əm)
som·nam′bu·list n.
som·nam′bu·lis′tic adj.

somnambulism

(sɒmˈnæmbjʊˌlɪzəm)
n
(Psychology) a condition that is characterized by walking while asleep or in a hypnotic trance. Also called: noctambulism
somˈnambulist n
somˌnambuˈlistic adj

sleep•walk•ing

(ˈslipˌwɔ kɪŋ)

n.
the act or state of walking while asleep; somnambulism.
[1790–1800]
sleep′walk`, v.i. -walked, -walk•ing.
sleep′walk`er, n.

somnambulism

the condition of sleepwalking. Also called hypnobatia, noctambulism. — somnambulant, n., adj. — somnambulist, n. — somnambulistic, adj.
See also: Sleep
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.somnambulism - walking by a person who is asleepsomnambulism - 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
Translations
сомнамбулизъм
søvngængeri
somnambulismiunissakävely
निद्राचार
mjesečarstvosomnabulizam
睡眠時遊行症
somnambulizm
noctambulismselianismsomnambulism
námesačníctvo

somnambulism

[sɒmˈnæmbjʊlɪzəm] Nsonambulismo m

somnambulism

nNacht- or Schlafwandeln nt, → Mondsüchtigkeit f, → Somnambulismus m (spec)

somnambulism

[sɒmˈnæmbjʊˌlɪzm] n (frm) → sonnambulismo

som·nam·bu·lance

, somnambulism
n. sonambulismo.
References in classic literature ?
Walking in the shadow of a dream, as it were, and perhaps actually under the influence of a species of somnambulism, Mr.
The one safeguard against Admiral Bartram's constitutional tendency to somnambulism was the watch and ward which his faithful old servant kept outside his door.
This somnambulism of drunkenness had something frightful in it.
So by dint of punching and kicking I started one of my men into a state of somnambulism, and giving him an oar, took another and pulled towards the lights of the steamer.
Initially described as a variant of somnambulism it is now considered a disorder of arousal.
Our research in over thirty years of trauma work is that somnambulism is a defense mechanism which the young child has unconsciously used to "retreat from the reality of trauma" and to find a safe haven.
Somnambulism and other magnetic states are marked by an "absence of intelligent and volitional personality" and "a state of passivity," where there is only "mere nominal consciousness, without any distinctions between subjective and objective, between intelligent personality and objective world.
The Congress has been so removed from the reality of Indian aspirations, it is hard not to believe that the Gandhis, and by extension, the party, do not suffer from suicidal somnambulism.
He said a forensic report, presented in court, showed this drug could lead to "an extremely rare side effect is somnambulism, which can include sleep walking or sleep driving".
uk STROLLING IN LAND OF NOD CAN STRIKE AT ANY TIME EXPERTS say sleepwalking - or somnambulism - is more common in children than adults.
Since Vogl praised his friend for his clairvoyance and somnambulism, writers starting with Fink have framed Schubert's music in terms of what it lacks (in relation to the classical harmonic axis).