ambulant

[am-byuh-luh nt]

adjective

moving from place to place; itinerant; shifting.
Medicine/Medical. ambulatory(def 4).

Nearby words

  1. ambu bag,
  2. ambulacrum,
  3. ambulance,
  4. ambulance chaser,
  5. ambulance stocks,
  6. ambulante,
  7. ambulate,
  8. ambulation,
  9. ambulatory,
  10. ambulatory care

Origin of ambulant

1645–55; (< F) < Latin ambulant- (stem of ambulāns, present participle of ambulāre to walk). See amble

Related formsun·am·bu·lant, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ambulant

ambulant

adjective

moving about from place to place
med another word for ambulatory (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for ambulant

ambulant

adj.

1610s, from Latin ambulantem (nominative ambulans), present participle of ambulare (see amble). Of diseases, denoting cases in which the patient may be up and around, by 1913.

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Medicine definitions for ambulant

ambulant

[ămbyə-lənt]

adj.

Moving or walking about.

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