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.
This somnambulism of drunkenness had something frightful in it.
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.
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.
Kelly said his behaviour drastically worsened after the increase, but that she wasn't aware that the side effects of Mon-telukast could, in "uncommon instances", include "dream abnormalities such as nightmares; insomnia and somnambulism, irritability, anxiety, restlessness and agitation, along with aggressive behaviour, hostility and depression".
In its early stages, hypnotism involved varying usage of terms denoting the magnetic state and the state of hypnosis (such as "magnetic sleep," "somnambulism," "hypnotic sleep"), as well as overlapping techniques of inducing an altered state by monotonous sensory stimulation, verbal suggestion, and mesmeric passes (Gauld, 1995 pp.
Most participants (90.62%) did not report any comorbidity; only 9.38% reported some disease, including arterial hypertension, low back pain, sleep apnea, sinusitis, somnambulism, arthrosis and diabetes.
Which sleep disorder is also called somnambulism? A Nightmares B Insomnia C Bed wetting D Sleep-walking 10.
The play reaches heights of poetry unknown in his political writing, whose characters speak in a kind of oracular somnambulism:
In conclusion, we report a CM1 pediatric case in which parasomnias (somnambulism) and recurrent headache are associated with febrile seizures and SDB.
(3.) The Supreme Court of Canada wrote in its judgment, "It may be that some will regard the exoneration of an accused through a defence of somnambulism as an impairment of the credibility of our justice system.