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  • n. Plural form of night terror.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A sudden awakening associated with a sensation of terror, occurring in children, esp. those of unstable nervous constitution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sudden and incomplete waking from sleep (on the part of young children) in a state of confusion and terror.

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