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- n. Plural form of night terror.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A sudden awakening associated with a sensation of terror, occurring in children, esp. those of unstable nervous constitution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sudden and incomplete waking from sleep (on the part of young children) in a state of confusion and terror.
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I wondered what night terrors inhabited the dark corners of a Speck's mind.
Just as it had been with STS-41D, I knew Prime Crew night terrors awaited me for STS-27.
According to anthropologist Antonia Mills, nightmares and night terrors may sometimes be related to traumatic memories from a previous life.
Dr. Mainwaring said those were night terrors and probably related to some neurological problem.