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in·som·ni·ac

(in-som'nē-ak),
1. A sufferer from insomnia.
2. Exhibiting, tending toward, or producing insomnia.

insomniac

(ĭn-sŏm′nē-ăk′)
n.
One who suffers from insomnia.
adj.
Having or causing insomnia.

insomniac

[insom′nē·ak]
1 n, a person with insomnia.
2 adj, pertaining to, causing, or associated with insomnia.
3 adj, characteristic of or occurring during a period of sleeplessness.

in·som·ni·ac

(in-som'nē-ak)
1. A sufferer from insomnia.
2. Exhibiting, tending toward, or producing insomnia.

insomniac

A person habitually suffering INSOMNIA.
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