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intr.v. som·nam·bu·lat·ed, som·nam·bu·lat·ing, som·nam·bu·lates
To walk or perform another act while asleep or in a sleeplike condition.

som·nam′bu·lar (-lər) adj.
som′nam·bu·la′tion n.


(sɒmˈnæmbjʊlə) or


(Medicine) relating to sleep-walking
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At the Berghof, as in the underworld, the infected patients, like the possessed, lead their somnambular lives and indulge in Dionysian practices.
Every piece of furniture is of an elongated form, languid and prostrate, and seems to be dreaming -- endowed, one would say, with a somnambular existence, like minerals and plants.
Stumbling in a somnambular stupor, he discovered that the non-stop sound of shooting was not coming from a still-to-be-built projection room, but from a public shooting range in a meadow below his property that took on pastoral airs on weekdays.