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Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The phenomenon of sleepwalking.
  • n. An instance of sleepwalking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of walking in sleep, called also sleepwalking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of walking in sleep; somnambulism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. walking by a person who is asleep

Etymologies

Latin somnus sleep + ambulatio a walking about, from ambulare to walk. See somnolent, amble. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It appears from hence, that reverie is a disease of the epileptic or cataleptic kind, since the paroxysms of this young lady always began and frequently terminated with convulsions; and though in its greatest degree it has been called somnambulation, or sleep-walking, it is totally different from sleep; because the essential character of sleep consists in the total suspension of volition, which in reverie is not affected; and the essential character of reverie consists not in the absence of those irritative motions of our senses, which are occasioned by the stimulus of external objects, but in their never being productive of sensation.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • "Where was government regulation before this crisis was happening?" he asks Markey, who is too good a guy to come back with "Enjoying a media-enabled period of extended somnambulation, maybe?"

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • The goal of propaganda is not to wake us up but to put us to sleep -- whether that is the cozy somnambulation of shopping or the paranoid and violent sleep of the fascist rally.

    Stephen Ducat: Propaganda 101: How to Decode Political Ads

  • This mental effort is termed reverie, or somnambulation, and is described more at large in

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • These paroxysms had returned daily for two or three weeks, and were at length removed by large doses of opium, like the fits of reverie or somnambulation.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • The cataleptic spasm which preceded the reverie and somnambulation in the patient, whose case is related in Sect.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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