n. the involuntary yet habitual phenomenon of grinding and gnashing one's teeth while sleeping. The condition is often associated with inner feeling of tension, frustration, fear, and anger. Also called stridor dentium- bruxomania.

BRUXISM: "A person who gnashes his or her teeth while fast asleep may be suffering from bruxism."
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