intransitive verb (-lated; -lating) Date: 1833 to walk when asleep • somnambulation noun

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  • Somnambulate — Som*nam bu*late, v. i. & t. To walk when asleep. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • somnambulate — 1833, from L. somnus sleep (see SOMNOLENCE (Cf. somnolence)) + ambulare to walk (see AMBLE (Cf. amble)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • somnambulate — [säm nam′byo͞o lāt΄, səmnam′byo͞o lāt΄] vi. somnambulated, somnambulating [< L somnus, sleep (see SOMNUS) + ambulatus, pp. of ambulare, to walk: see AMBLE] to get up and move about in a trancelike state while asleep somnambulant adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • somnambulate — verb walk in one s sleep • Syn: ↑sleepwalk • Derivationally related forms: ↑somnambulation, ↑sleepwalker (for: ↑sleepwalk), ↑sleepwalking (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • somnambulate — somnambulant, adj., n. somnambulation, n. /som nam byeuh layt , seuhm /, v.i., somnambulated, somnambulating. to walk during sleep; sleepwalk. [1825 35; < L somn(us) sleep + AMBULATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • somnambulate — verb To walk while sleeping. Syn: sleepwalk See Also: somnambular, somnambulation, somnambulator, somnambulism, somnambulist, somnambulistic …   Wiktionary

  • somnambulate — som·nam·bu·late .lāt vi, lat·ed; lat·ing to walk while asleep som·nam·bu·la·tion .nam byə lā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • somnambulate — som·nam·bu·late || sÉ‘m næmbjÉ™leɪt /sÉ’m næmbjÊŠl v. sleepwalk, walk while asleep …   English contemporary dictionary

  • somnambulate — som·nam·bu·late …   English syllables

  • somnambulate — som•nam•bu•late [[t]sɒmˈnæm byəˌleɪt, səm [/t]] v. i. lat•ed, lat•ing phl to walk during sleep; sleepwalk • Etymology: 1825–35; < L somn(us) sleep +ambulate som•nam′bu•lant, adj. n. som•nam bu•la′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

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