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noctambulation

Line breaks: noc|tam¦bu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /nɒkˌtambjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of noctambulation in English:

noun

[mass noun] rare
Sleepwalking.
Example sentences
  • A case on record tells of a professor of philosophy whose noctambulation was carefully observed for a period of ten years.
  • I should want to know Venice familiarly before giving myself overmuch to noctambulation.
  • People that are affected by noctambulation just don't know what they are doing.

Origin

early 18th century: from Latin nox, noct- 'night' + ambulatio(n-) (from ambulare 'to walk').

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