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.
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.
Somnambulism affects 2-4% of adults and has effects that range from small gestures to complex actions such as dressing, driving a car or playing a musical instrument while asleep.
In an article on somnambulism, Eric Klaus explores Meyrink's later works, such as The Golem (1915), which Meyrink wrote at a time when he believed "salvation is realized only at the end of a process of awakening to higher knowledge, and this awakening is contingent upon escaping daily consciousness and entering a state of awareness akin to a somnambulistic state" (133).
Autonomic changes: Breathing, slow pulse, change in secretion and metabolism, somnambulism (2,3).
Phillip Mallett's talk was called "The Body in the Woods," in which he spoke of how the mind and body interact in the novel, the power of suggestion, craniology, somnambulism, the disconnection between the mental and physical life, inner vision, metamorphosing marks, and Darwinian plentifulness among many other fascinating subjects.
3) Somnambulism or sleepwalking and sleep terrors are the 2 types of NREM parasomnias in DSM-5.
As Hettienne Sheehy comes of age in the late 1940s, it's clear that she's not just coping with the swells and strains of puberty: "she suffered episodes of catatonia, somnambulism, and jags of mystifying talk.
A kind of somnambulism helps mask what the political, intellectual, and cultural regime has wrought.