Definition of Sleepwalking

1. Noun. Walking by a person who is asleep.




Definition of Sleepwalking

1. n. Walking in one's sleep.

Definition of Sleepwalking

1. Noun. The act of walking while not conscious or aware of it. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of sleepwalk) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sleepwalking

1. sleepwalk [v] - See also: sleepwalk

Medical Definition of Sleepwalking

1. Sleepwalking, rising out of bed and walking about during an apparent state of sleep, usually occurring in the first third of the night and lasting a few minutes to a half hour. Origin: L. Somnus = sleep, ambulare = to walk This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sleepwalking

sleeps
sleeps off
sleepswalk
sleepswalks
sleeptalk
sleeptalked
sleeptalking
sleeptalks
sleepwaker
sleepwakers
sleepwaking
sleepwalk
sleepwalked
sleepwalker
sleepwalkers
sleepwalking (current term)
sleepwalks
sleepward
sleepwear
sleepwise
sleepy
sleepy-dust
sleepy-eyed
sleepy cod
sleepy dust
sleepy head
sleepy sickness
sleepyhead
sleepyheaded

Literary usage of Sleepwalking

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1. A Treatise on Presumptions of Law and Fact with the Theory and Rules of by W M Best (1845)
"(r) Nor must the practice of sleepwalking be overlooked, of which the following curious illustration is given by a writer of the last century. ..."

2. Copy Proof: A New Method for Design and Education by Gert Staal, Edith Gruson (2000)
"Each night the sleepwalking session included a trip to the refrigerator, ... It appears that the patient was involved in a sleepwalking episode at the time ..."

3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"sleepwalking leads the actor into situations which endanger life, and annually ... From every point of view sleepwalking is a source of much anxiety to the ..."

4. Birmingham Medical Review (1899)
"But many patients were carried beyond this stage into a condition of more violent dreaming, and sometimes of sleepwalking; and thus a comparison may be ..."

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