Definition of Insomnia

1. Noun. An inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness.

Generic synonyms: Sleep Disorder
Antonyms: Hypersomnia



Definition of Insomnia

1. n. Want of sleep; inability to sleep; wakefulness; sleeplessness.

Definition of Insomnia

1. Noun. a sleeping disorder that is known for its symptoms of unrest and the inability to sleep ¹

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Definition of Insomnia

1. chronic inability to sleep [n -S]

Medical Definition of Insomnia

1. Inability to sleep, abnormal wakefulness. Origin: L. Somnus = sleep This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insomnia

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Literary usage of Insomnia

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"The insomnia of gout, whether acute or chronic, is most advantageously treated ... Cold Bandaging of the Leg in insomnia.—Dr. Von Gell- horn has found the ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"—$13500—man—insomnia, memory impaired, spine injured, sexual powers lost, hernia, incontinence of urine—verdict appears to be larger than is justified by ..."

3. American Public Health Protection by Henry Bixby Hemenway, Edwin Frederick Bowers, Mary Sewall Gardner (1916)
"Nine times out of ten insomnia is likely to be something that should not be ... something else is, and cure it, the insomnia would take care of itself. ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Medical & Surgical Uses of Electricity by George Miller Beard, Alphonso David Rockwell (1871)
"insomnia. insomnia is a symptom which, with greater or less uniformity and severity, accompanies nearly all forms of disease. It results from affections not ..."

5. On the obscure diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind by Forbes Winslow (1868)
"A State of Sleeplessness, or insomnia. /3. An Abnormal Disposition to Excess ... The first division of the subject embraces the many gradations of insomnia, ..."

6. Contributions to Latin Lexicography by Henry Nettleship (1889)
"118 (of the bean) insomnia quoque facere. 2. In plur., sleeplessness (though in dat. and abl. it is uncertain whether insomnium or insomnia be the nom.). ..."

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