ambulate

[ am-byuh-leyt ]
/ ˈæm byəˌleɪt /

verb (used without object), am·bu·lat·ed, am·bu·lat·ing.

to walk about or move from place to place.

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Origin of ambulate

1615–25; < Latin ambulātus (past participle of ambulāre to walk), equivalent to ambul- (see amble) + -ātus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM ambulate

am·bu·la·tion, nounam·bu·la·tor, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for ambulator

  • And the novelty of the ambulator bands on pedestrian levels was still strong for native New Yorkers.

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British Dictionary definitions for ambulator

ambulate
/ (ˈæmbjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(intr) to wander about or move from one place to another

Derived forms of ambulate

ambulation, noun

Word Origin for ambulate

C17: from Latin ambulāre to walk, amble
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